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WCF.M2.L14 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Define syncretism and critique it in the context of missions.
  • Explain the biblical term “nation” as it applies to Israel.
  • Describe what is meant by “Hellenism”.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 58-59Lesson 14 Introduciton

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 111-118Russell: The Effect of Hellenistic Culture on Jewish Life
  • 119-137Kurinsky: Hellenization or Judaization?

  • Green, ed: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • 312-17Hellenism

  • Malina: The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology
  • 90-116ch. 4 The Perception of Limited Good: Maintaining One’s Social Status

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 96-107ch. 2 Judaism: Ezra ... Second Commonwealth

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 924Syncretism

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 477-479Hellenistic Judaism

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 59Lesson 14 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • The Bible
  •  Malachi 2:17–4:6

  • Optional
  • Green, ed: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • 434-44Languages of Palestine

  • Fernea: Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
  • 83-94ch. 7 Problems of Purdah
  • 95-102ch. 8 I Meet the Sheikh
  • 105-115ch. 9 Ramadan

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 86-95ch. 2 Judaism: Ezra ... Second Commonwealth

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 173-176Bulgaria

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 14

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 14
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Define “syncretism.” Is syncretism good from the viewpoint of a missionary? Why or why not?


  • Respond to Walt Russell’s quesiton: “How can Israel be a nation of priests if she no longer exists as a nation?” using the biblical definition of “nation.”


Notes