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WCF.M2.L23 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain similarities and differences between Jewish, Christian, and Hindu concepts of religious leadership.
  • Compare the Christian idea of incarnation with the Hindu concept of avatar .
  • Discuss appropriate leader/follower relationships in Christian circles today.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 95-97Lesson 23 Introduction

  • General
  • Green, ed: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • 651-659Rabbinic Tradition and Writings

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 126-130bch. 2 Judaism: Jesus

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 698-703Messianism

  • Compare with biblical teachings about God.
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 193b-95aHinduism: Bhakti and the Availability of God
  • 218-22Hinduism: Sacrifice, The Absolute

  • Cook: “Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity: From the Pharisees to the Rabbis”
  • 201-220Review and Expositor (Spring 1987) 84,2 ATLA Religion Database

  • Raman: “The Effects of Sikh Diaspora on the Indian Religious Situation”
  • 53-64Dialogue and Alliance (Fall 1991) Vol. 5, No. 3 ATLA Religion Database

  • al-Sadr and Muthahhari: “The Awaited Savior, Prologue”
  •  http://al-islam.org/awaited/index.htm
    Use the internet to access this url. The contents of this publication
    are listed on the left of the screen. Click on the prologue section for
    the assigned reading.

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 97-99Lesson 23 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 62-63Hollingsworth-Haile: Discovering the Gospel of Mark: Lesson 6

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 415-416India #12, 13

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 23

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 23
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Identify three guidelines for religious leadership that seem to be held in common by Jews, Christians, and Hindus.


  • Briefly describe the Christian idea of incarnation and the Hindu concept of avatar . How are the two concepts alike?


  • Review the three guidelines you identified earlier. To what degree is each appropriate or inappropriate for today’s Christian leaders? Why?


Notes