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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.

  • 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”
    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?