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WCF.M3.L31 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the role of commerce in the rise and fall of Asian states 1200-1600.
  • Analyze the factors affecting religious change in South and Southeast Asia during this period.
  • Compare the decline of Christianity in Asia with its expansion in Europe during this period.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 119-120Lesson 31 Introduction

  • General

  • See new trends during the Ming era and new items: porcelain, novels, start of the middle class, etc.:
  • McNeill: A World History
  • 295-299Part III The Dominance of the West preface
  • 301-308The Great Discoveries and Their Worldwide Consequences
  • 340-343European Colonization and Trade

  • China
  • “Late Imperial China”
  •  The Ming Dynasty

  • Southeast Asia
  • Witmore: “The Rise of the Coast: Trade, State, and Culture in Early Dai Vet”
  • 103-122Journal of Southeast Asia Studies (Fall 2006) 37, 1 Wilson Select Plus Database

  • Library of Congress Federal Research Division
  •  Malaysia

  • Walsh: “Melaka: The Rise of the Great Trade Centre

  • Mottin: “A Hmong Shaman’s Seance”
  • 99-108Asian Folklore Studies (1984) 43 ATLA Religion Database

  • Asia
  • Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia
  • 471-488The Eclipse of Christianity in Asia

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 138-139Ming and Manchu Qing China 1368- 1800
  • 64-65Kingdoms of Southeast Asia 500- 1500

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 130-131Review Chronological Chart
  • 239-243Impact of the Turkish and Mongol Conquests 1000-1500
  • 253-255China the Triumph of Tradition

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 120-123Lesson 31 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 229China: Beijing
  • 235China: Hebei
  • 247Tianjin
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)


Moffett: A History of Christianity in Asia

496-509 The Church in the Shadows

DeNeui: “Contextualizing with Thai Folk Buddhists”


Love: “Power Encounter Among Folk Muslims: An Essential Key of the Kingdom”

193-195 IJFM (1996) 13,4 This can be found on the IJFM website - - or in the hard copy of the journal.

Love: “Church Planting Among Folk Muslims”

87-91 IJFM (April 1994) 11,2 Found at IJFM website.


Greek Lessons

Greek 31

Reflection Questions
  • Write your assessment of the role of commerce in the rise, expansion, and decline of the Asian states discussed in today's readings.

  • What factors contributed to the expansion of Theravada Buddhism and Islam in SE Asia, and Islam in India during this period?

  • Why did Asian Christianity come so near to extinction just as the Christianity of the West was about to circle the globe? (this is Moffett’s question, p. 503)