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WCF.M2.L73 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Describe how Christianity spread during the second century.
  • Describe the various factors in the second century Christian experience that limited active public evangelism.
  • Describe why and how Christianity expanded in the east during the second century.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 298-299Lesson 73 Introduction

  • General
  • Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500
  • 1-80The First 200 Years
    Read 50 pages from this selection.

  • Stark: The Rise of Christianity
  • 49-71The Mission to the Jews: Why It Probably Succeeded

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 417-424Moffett: The Spread of Christianity in Asia

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 44-45The Birth of World Religions 1500 BC- 600 AD
  • 62-63Religions of the Medieval World 600-1500

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 299-300Lesson 73 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 440-441India: Tamil Nadu

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 73

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew Final Test
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • List some of the mechanisms of expansion for Christianity during the second century.

  • What forces were at work preventing the spread of the gospel, and how did these factors end up affecting the spread of the gospel?

  • What were the major factors which caused Christianity to spread eastward during the second century?