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WCF.M3.L21 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Investigate the unity and variety in Islamic cultures.
  • Explain how elements of “Islamic” culture can be utilized in “Christian” cultural expressions.
  • Describe foundational concepts that influenced the subsequent development of Islamic theology and law.
  • Explain what contributed to the survival of some ancient churches under Islamic rule and the effects of that dynamic on the life and witness of those churches.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 78Lesson 21 Introduction

  • General
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 158-159Islam: The Community

  • Woodberry, ed: Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road
  • 149-159Woodberry: Different Diagnoses of the Human Condition

  • Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia
  • 375-391The Survival of Christianity Under Medieval Islam

  • Grant: “When Did Modern Science Begin?”
  • 105-113The American Scholar (Winter 1997) 66 Wilson Select Plus Database

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

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 210-220Review The Rise of Islam
  • 244-247Sufi Movement

  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 91-102Greenlee and Wilson: The Sowing of Witnessing

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 79-80Lesson 21 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Wald: The New Joy of Discovery in Bible Study
  • 69-78Chapter 11

  • Optional
  • Woodberry, ed: Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road
  • 273-285Antablin: Islamic and Christian Architecture

  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 142-150Islam: Doctrine

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 600-604Morocco, Western Sahara
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


Optional (cont.)


Johnson: A History of the Jews

175-199 Jews Under Islam ... Jews and Medicine


Language

Greek Lessons

Greek 21





Reflection Questions
  • List at least three of the elements of unity and of variety that exist in various Islamic cultures.


  • What are the meanings of various examples of “Muslim” art and architecture, and how might they communicate Christian meanings?


  • State in your own words three basic quranic ideas, and explain how each one has influenced the subsequent development of Islamic thought and practice.


  • What guidelines and warnings can be learned from the ancient churches that survived under Islam?


Notes