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WCF.M2.L33 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Distinguish Christian, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist views of life’s goals.
  • Explain key concepts such as karma, samsara, moksha , judgment, heaven, paradise, salvation, life after death, rebirth.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with differences in meaning between similar concepts in different religions.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 137-138Lesson 33 Introduction

  • General
  • Green, ed: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • 719-724Salvation

  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 553-555Life and Death

  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 18Unas Comes to Re-Atum
  • 37b-38Egyptian Book of the Dead

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 428-429Hell
  • 528Judgment
  • 848-850Salvation
  • See the Objectives and use the index of each of the texts listed below to research those topics and others you find that are linked to them. Read a total of about 30 pages to meet the Objectives and answer the Reflection Questions. (Smart, ed.: Sacred Texts of the World) (Partridge, ed.: Introduction to World Religions) (Earhart, ed.: Religious Traditions of the World)
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  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 138-140Lesson 33 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 69Hollingsworth-Haile: Discovering the Gospel of Mark: Lesson 15

  • Optional

  • Hinduism
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 202-203Hinduism: Ramanuja on the Atman and Body
  • 216b-17Hinduism: Death
  • 223-224Hinduism: Symbolism of Om

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 456-457Indonesia: Java

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 33

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 33
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Drawing on today’s readings, respond to the statement that “All religions are different paths to the same goal.”


  • Compare the Hindu doctrine of moksha with biblical teaching.


  • How might a Buddhist or Muslim agree or disagree with the biblical doctrine of death and the hereafter?


Notes