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WCF.M3.L23 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Choose between the sections, skimming some from each and then focusing on those of your interest for a total of about 3 hours of reading.


Objectives: To be able to...
  • Relate economic and cultural factors to the development of historical SE Asian kingdoms/empires.
  • Compare historical differences in the impact of varying religions on classical SE Asian civilizations.
  • Explain the integration of religion into family and community life, and possible areas of conflict.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 86-87Lesson 23 Introduction

  • General

  • Vietnam
  • Cleary: “Buddhism and popular religion in medieval Vietnam”
  • 93-118Journal of the African Academy of Religion (Sping 1991) 59 ATLA Religion Database- OCLC

  • Library of Congress Country Studies
  •  Vietnam: Nine Centuries of Independence
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/vntoc.html

  • Cambodia
  • Thierry: “Romance and Epic in Cambodian Tradition”
  • 43-56Diogenes (1998) 181 Wilson Select Plus Database

  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 69-70 Luce: Theravada Kingship in Pagan, Classical Burma

  • See especially Conclusion: The Dynastic Cycle.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 71-103Aung-Thwin: Pagan: The Origins of Modern Burma

  • Cooler: “The Art and Culture of Burma”
  •  Ch. 3 The Pagan Period
    http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/
    cooler/burmaart_TOC.htm

  • Indonesia
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
  •  Indonesia: The Spread of Indian Civilization, Indianized Empires
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/idtoc.html

  • India

  • See important Hindu thinkers.
  • McNeill: A World History
  • 186-190Sanskrit Literature and Eastern Spread of Indian Civilization
  • 227-229India
  • 240-241The Turkish Infiltration
  • 274-275Southeast Asia

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 140-142Ruparell: Philosophy

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 423-426Delhi and Harayana
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


General (cont.)


India (cont.)


Earhart, ed.: Religious Traditions of the World

716 Knipe: Hindu Chronology

761b-764a Medieval South Asia, Shankara and Advaita Vedanta


Lavy: “As in Heaven, So on Earth: The Politics of Visnu, Siva and Harihara Images in Preangkorian Khmer Civilization”

21-39 Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Fall 2003) 34 Wilson Select Plus Database


Winter, ed.: WCF Module 3 Study Guide and Lesson Overviews

87-90 Lesson 23 Review


Language

Greek Lessons

Greek 23





Reflection Questions
  • Analyze the role of economics and religion in the creation of monumental architecture and strong kingdoms and empires in Mainland Southeast Asian classical civilizations.


  • Compare the impact of Hinduism and of Buddhism in the development of the Southeast Asian kingship complex during this period. To what extent do you find a comparable influence in Christian Europe of the Middle Ages?


  • In what ways did religion in Southeast Asian cultures support or conflict with family and community life? What implications do you see for the potential role of Christianity in these cultures?


Notes