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WCF.M2.L75 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Trace the continuities and discontinuities in the history of the Jews within the 600 year period of Module 2.
  • Describe the functional continuity and discontinuity of Judaism in the Christian tradition.
  • Describe the rationale for the period chosen for Module 2.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 303-304Lesson 75 Introduction

  • General
  • Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia
  • 105-112Clash of Religions: Christian, Zoroastrian, Manichean

  • Stark: The Rise of Christianity
  • 129-145Christianizing the Urban Empire: A Quantitative Approach

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 108-125Pharisees through Daniel
  • 126-150Judaism: Jesus ... Jabneh and Rabbinical Judaism

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 570-580Jewish History: Greek, Persian and Roman Periods (Review)

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 64-69#9 Piper: Let the Nations Be Glad!
  • 547-557#85 Johnstone: Covering the Globe
  • 122-125#19 Coleman: The Master’s Plan
  • 531-546#84 Winter and Koch: Finishing the Task
  • 397-399#63 Kwast: Understanding Culture

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 304-306Lesson 75 Review

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 87-88Smith: Philosophical Religion

  • Optional
  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 81-107Judaism: Ezekiel ... Second Commonwealth

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 705-712Russia: Introduction

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 75

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 75
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • In what sense could it be said that Judaism was terminated by the twin catastrophes at Jerusalem in AD 70 and 135? According to Johnson, what succeeded Judaism?

  • List the various factors that could justify the claim that the 100 years following the death of Jesus saw “The Great Reversal” for the Jewish people.

  • How is it that a Philo could not have been accommodated by post-Jerusalem Jewry? To what extent is the devout Jew, Philo, more a friend to Christians who contemplate a global following than he is to the Jewish tradition by AD 200?

  • In what respects could it be said that by the end of the second century, Christianity was a more faithful fulfillment of Judaism than the surviving Jewish community?

  • How did the Jewish people lose an astounding advantage in the forging of an international faith and see it “purloined” by the Christians?

  • Why, in your view, is the span of time represented by Module 2 appropriate or inappropriate?