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WCF.M3.L13 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • State the major parallels between the first three super-centuries (or epochs).
  • Indicate the parallels and differences between the periodization of Latourette, Neill, and our supercentury (epoch) pattern.
  • Indicate how people’s view of Islam might affect their understanding of Christian history.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  •  Lesson Previews: Lesson 13
  • 51-52Lesson 13 Introduction

  • General
  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-7ch. 8a The Barbarian World and Celtic Missions

  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 62-67Christianity Expands on the Continent

  • Cahill: How the Irish Saved Civilization
  • 147-196What Was Found: How the Irish Saved Civilization

  • Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
  • 47-53Boniface, Anskar

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 62-63Religions of the Medieval World 600- 1500
  • 62-63Religions of the Medieval World 600- 1500

  • Optional
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500
  • 269-277Setting of the Great Recession
  • 327-358Course in Western Europe

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 22Gregory: Adapt Pagan Temples
  • 22-23St. Bertilla: The Mission of Women Monastics

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 123-126Austria

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 13
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Write a one-page article for a history journal that explains the chief parallels between the first three supercenturies (or epochs) as they are presented in this course of study?

  • Latourette speaks of AD 500–950 as “The Darkest Hours: The Great Recession,” and this course of study uses the concept of supercenturies. What would be the important variables for reconciling Latourette's periodization with the description of the first three-supercenturies approach used in this course of study?

  • How would Latourette (and Pierson) have described things differently if they had taken seriously Latourette’s observation (p. 287) that many have considered Islam a form of Christianity (lacking many important features but imperfect as all others). How would this have affected their treatment of “Christian history”?