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WCF.M3.L11 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • State the elements of Roman continuity beyond the year 400.
  • Indicate the relation of theological positions to cultural differences.
  • Define the conditions that would have indicated the probability, if not the necessity, of an Islamic type of reaction to Mediterranean forms of Christianity.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  •  Lesson Previews: Lesson 11
  • 44-45Lesson 11 Introduction

  • General
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500
  • 278-316The Byzantine Continuation

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 62-63Religions of the Medieval World 600-1500
  • 66-67The Byzantine Empire 527-1025
  • 96-97The Decline of the Byzantine and the Rise of the Ottoman Empires 1025-1500

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 198-209Weakening the Roman Empire through Heresy and Orthodoxy

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 45-47Lesson 11 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Wald: The New Joy of Discovery in Bible Study
  • 46-55Chapter 7

  • Optional
  • Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia
  • 169-180The Great Schism
  • 186-209Controversy Spreads into Asia

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 169-174Jews and the Dark Age City, Interest-Taking

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 313-317Egypt

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 11
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • What evidences are there that would seem to question the thought that the Roman Empire “fell” following the fourth century?


  • In what ways is it expectable that a single “faith,” growing in all directions, would accumulate theological “clothing” which would “move in all directions”?


  • In what ways is the cultural flexibility of this period conducive to the apparent flexibility of theological positions?


  • Once again, how did the cultural map of the Eastern Mediterranean lay the foundation for what might have been expected in the rise of Islam?


Notes