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WCF.M3.L15 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Present an informed perspective of the advent of Muhammad, the Qur’an, and Islam.
  • Discuss the extent to which the Qur’an accepts or rejects orthodox or heretical Christianity.
  • Explain basic aspects of Muslim faith and practice, and how Christian witness and worship can be contextualized among Muslims.
  • Describe different sects of Muslims and their reaction to the Christian gospel.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 57-58Lesson 15 Introduction

  • General
  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-4ch. 9a: Major Defeats: Islam

  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 52-56The Dark Age: Muslim Conquests

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 23-27Woodberry: A Case for Religious Freedom from the Earliest Muslim Sources

  • Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia
  • 273-281Christian Kingdoms of the Arabs

  • Alphabet Makers
  •  The Arabic Alphabet
    http://www.jaars.com/museum/alphabet/
    galleries/arabic.htm

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 68-69The Spread of Islam 630- 1000
  • 88-89The Muslim World 1000- 1400

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 210-220The Rise of Islam

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 706-707#120 Brown: A Movement to Jesus Among Muslims

  • Sanneh: Disciples of All Nations
  • 57-88The Christian Movement in Islamic Perspective

  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 79-90Allen: Eyes to See, Ears to Hear

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 58-60Lesson 15 Review

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 356-363Watt: A Historical Overview
  • 368-371Riddell: Sacred Writings
  • 376-381Kerr: Worship and Festivals

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 728-730Saudi Arabia
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


Optional (cont.)


Smart, ed,: Sacred Texts of the World

150-158 Islam: Ritual, Institutional Expression

174-176 Islam: Muhammad as the Moral Ideal


Moreau, ed.: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions

504-506 Islam, Muslim

665-667 Muslim Mission Work

804-805 Qur’an


Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia

325-361 Christianity and Early Islam


Language

Greek Lessons

Greek 15





Reflection Questions
  • Some of the ideas you've learned in your study of Muhammad, the Qur'an and Islam more than likely differ from your previous beliefs. How do you resolve these differences?


  • Was early Islam's rejection of Christianity based more on Christian orthodoxy or on heresy? Why?


  • To what extent can “Muslim” forms of worship bear Christian expressions of worship?


  • What factors that developed in early Islam contributed to Muslim resistance to the Christian gospel?


  • What lessons can the Church learn from the rapid demise of major segments of the Church in North Africa?


Notes