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WCF.M2.L56 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Analyze the nature of sacrifice in early Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism.
  • Discuss the concept of Christ as the fulfillment of other religions, such as biblical Judaism, and Hinduism.
  • Explain concepts of God, mankind, and their interrelationship in Hinduism and biblical Christianity.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 223Lesson 56 Introduction

  • General
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 211-212aHinduism: Puja

  • Lemuel: “Salvation According to Hinduism”
  • 22-26Direction (Spring 1994) 23,1 ATLA Religion Database

  • Clooney, S.J.: “Hindu Views of Religious Others: Implications for Christian Theology”
  • 306-333Theological Studies (2003) 64 ATLA Religion Database
    The author leans toward universalism.

  • Raj: “Adapting Hindu Imagery: A Critical Look at Ritual Experiments in an Indian Catholic Ashram”
  • 333-353Journal of Ecumenical Studies (Summer/Fall 2000) 37,3/4 ATLA Religion Database

  • Divakar, S.J.: “Jesus Christ–The Life of India”
  • 500-504International Review of Mission (October 1982) 71,284 ATLA Religion Database

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 223-226Lesson 56 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 418-419Andhra Pradesh

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 56

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 56
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Compare the forms and functions of sacrifice in the New Testament, Old Testament, and Hinduism.

  • List some pros and cons on the question of whether Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of Hinduism. If he is, does this fulfillment differ from his fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies?

  • Imagine a Hindu and a Christian sitting down together to chat about the relationship between God and humankind in Hinduism and in NT Christianity. How might the Hindu evaluate the Christian’s assumptions about the relationship? Where would the Hindu see continuity with his/her own worldview? Where would the most important points of disparity be?