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WCF.M2.L67 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Understand the nature and consequences of the interaction between India and Greece during this period.
  • Evaluate the influence of Ashoka’s reign and his Buddhist missions on the history of India and neighboring countries.
  • Identify and evaluate the development of the prominent philosophical and religious concepts during this period


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 265-266Lesson 67 Introduction

  • General
  • Draper: “The Contribution of the Emperor Asoka Maurya to the Development of the Humanitarian Ideal in Warfare”
  • 192-206International Review of the Red Cross (1995) 305
    http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.
    sf/htmlall/57jmf2?opendocument

  • Pannier: “On the God-Mask in the Dyonysia and Indra Jatra”
  • 70-79Marg (June 2001) 52,4 Wilson Select Plus Database (enter in the search field “on the god-mask marg”)

  • Rasmussen: “[The Shape of Ancient Thought]”
  • 182-191Philosophy East & West (January 2006) 56,1 Wilson Select Plus Database

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 46-49First Empires in India and First Empires in China

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 166-168Introduction and The Mauryan Empire
  • 175-179New Cosmopolitan Religions

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 703-705#119 Hubbarb: A Movement of Christ Worshipers in India

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 266-268Lesson 67 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 321-322India: Bihar and Jharkhand
  • 439-440Sikkim

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 67

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 67
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • What was the nature of the interaction between India and Greece during this period? What were the consequences of that interaction?


  • How do you understand the influence of Ashoka’s reign, reforms and religious mission in and around India?


  • How would you help a Hindu inquirer who is attracted to Christian teachings to understand the difference between monism and metempsychosis and the biblical perspective on the relationship between Creator and creation?


Notes