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WCF.M2.L45 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Distinguish between universal and cultural principles related to the Christian message.
  • Trace the development of church structure through history in view of “the two structures” found in the primitive church.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 165-173Lesson 45 Introduction

  • General
  • Gallagher, ed: Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context
  • 196-208The Jerusalem Council: Some Implications for Contextualization (Acts 15:1-35)
  • 221-238Paul’s Speech on the Areopagus: A Model of Cross-cultural Evangelism (Acts 17:16-34)
  • 283-296The Contextualization and Translation of Christianity

  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 973-975Witness
  • 306-310 Food Offered to Idols and Jewish Food Laws
  • 713-718Philosophy
  • 922-923Teaching/Paraenesis

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 182-185Christ and Culture
  • 225-227Contextualization
  • 231-232Conversion

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 244-253#39 Winter: The Two Structures of God’s Redemptive Mission

  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 77-88Hesselgrave: The Theology of Mission in Acts 1:8
  • 89-94Hesselgrave: The Mission of the Church as a Witness to the Kingdom

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 173-175Lesson 45 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 548-551Madagascar

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 45

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew Practice Quiz #3
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Is it possible to speak of a “core Gospel” that applies to all peoples and cultures? If so, what is it?

  • Discuss the “two structures” found in the primitive church. How do these structures resemble/differ from each other? What are some parallels to the two structures during the last 2000 years?