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WCF.M2.L22 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Cite four ways the consolidation of the Roman Empire helped to advance missionary activity.
  • Defend a specific view of Jewish missionary activity in the second century BC to the second century AD.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 91-92Lesson 22 Introduction

  • General
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500
  • 20-30Graeco-Roman World

  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 211-213aDiaspora

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 794Proselytism

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 610-612Judaism and the New Testament: 4.2 Judaism Under Roman Rule
  • 612-613Judaism and the New Testament: 5. Early Judaism and the New Testament
  • 789-793Philo
  • 974-978Roman Empire
  • 1050-1052Sadducees

  • Green, ed: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • 609-614Pharisees
  • 811-817Temple

  • Glasser: Announcing the Kingdom
  • 163-179God Works through the Jewish Diaspora

  • http://www.livius.org/a/1/maps/diaspora_map.gif
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/maps/jewish.html
  • Please familiarize yourself with these maps of the Jewish Diaspora during the reign of the Roman Empire.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 92-94Lesson 22 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 61-62Hollingsworth-Haile: Discovering the Gospel of Mark: Lesson 5

  • Optional

  • Read quickly, pay particular attention to pp. 256-266 on the problems arising from a simple excursion.
  • Fernea: Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
  • 251-255ch. 19 Autumn
  • 256-266ch. 20 Excursion into the Country
  • 269-280ch. 21 Winter
  • 281-288ch. 22 Jabbar Becomes Engaged

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 33-38Africa (b)
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


Optional (cont.)


Paget: “Jewish Proselytism at the Time of Christian Origins: Chimera or Reality?”

83-102 JSNT (1976) 62 ATLA Religion Database





Reflection Questions
  • In what ways did the consolidation of the Roman Empire help to advance missionary activity?


  • Select and defend the view of Jewish missionary activity in the second century BC to the second century AD that seems most plausible to you.


Notes