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WCF.M3.L27 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Endorse selected elements of Muslim mystical piety as expressed in Sufi devotion.
  • Describe the lasting impact of the Crusades on both Muslims and Western Christendom.
  • Transfer practices related to the vision and courage of some medieval missionaries to Muslims to today.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 103Lesson 27 Introduction

  • General
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 160-173Islam: Institutional Expression, Experience, Ethics

  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 114-119Early European Expansion 1000–1500

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 107-111 Gilliland: Historical Encounters Between Christians and Muslims

  • Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
  • 56b-60cRaymond Lull

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

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 215-220Review: Moslem Scripture and Sacred Law
  • 243-247Review: The Ottoman Empire and Islam- The Sufi Movement
  • 337-346The Realm of Islam, with It’s Hindu and Christian Subject Communities, 1500- 1700

  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 311-322Bongoyok: Islamism and Receptivity to Jesus

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 103-105Lesson 27 Review

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 384-386Schmalfuss: Science, Art and Culture
  • 363-368Kerr: The Unity and Variety of Islam

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 572-574Mauritania

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 27
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • List at least three elements of Muslim mystical (Sufi) piety that Christians could endorse and three that they should reject. Support your choices in a discussion with your mentor.

  • What were the indelible marks that the Crusades left on both Islam and Western Christendom?

  • Identify two significant lessons we can learn from medieval missionaries to Muslims, and illustrate how they can be applied today.