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WCF.M3.L17 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Describe the enormous complexity of the later monastic centers.
  • Explain how monastic centers participated in the development of Europe.
  • Indicate the comparisons possible between Charlemagne and Justinian and their activities in government and education.
  • Discuss the significance of the “Carolingian Renaissance.”
  • Create a domain analysis.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 66-67Lesson 17 Introduction

  • General
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500
  • 385-389Renewed and Continued Progress in the Expansion of Christianity

  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 67-70The Dark Age 500–1000

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 229-238Review: Europe
  • 130-131Review Chronological Chart

  • Ethnographic Interview:
  • Spradley: The Ethnographic Interview
  • 107-119Making a Domain Analysis
  • 225Appendix B

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 74-75Frankish Kingdoms 200- 900

  • Plagues, Priests, and Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and New
  • 83-121

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 67-69Lesson 17 Review

  • Optional
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500
  • 352-377Western Europe

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 340-340France
  • 593-594Monaco
  • 340-345France
  • 593-594Monaco

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 17
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Many of the authors you are reading comment on the significance of huge monastic centers in the development of Europe. How does Dawson explain the replicating power they possessed? What will this mean for the imminent arrival of the Vikings?

  • In lengthy periods of turbulence and chaos is it logical for semi-military centers to be built up as a means of survival? How did Bede, for example, defend military power? And why? How would this be illustrated by events immediately following his death?

  • Do you, along with Dawson, find it “pathetic or even absurd” at first glance that Alcuin and Charlemagne would dream of surpassing Athens?

  • What is meant by the term “Carolingian Renaissance”? Discuss its significance in light of the broader European context in which it arose and flourished.

  • Using Spradley's special domain analysis chart (x is a kind of y; x is a part of y, etc), make an analysis of 3 domains to discuss with your mentor. One domain must be of settings for action.