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WCF.M3.L32 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the various ways that Islam spread politically, culturally, and by conversion.
  • Explain how Islam was affected by the cultures into which it went.
  • Analyze how the various kinds of resultant Islam call for different forms of witness.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 124Lesson 32 Introduction

  • General
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500
  • 608-623Christianity in the East 1350–1500

  • BenHamouche: “The Decision-Making System and Urban Geometry in Traditional Muslim Cities: The Case of Algiers”
  • 307-322Journal of Architectural and Planning Research (Winter 2003) 20, 4 Wilson Select Plus Database

  • Van der Werff: “Christian Witness to Our Muslim Friends”
  • 111-116IJFM (July-September 1996) 13,3 This can be found on the IJFM website - - or in the hard copy of the journal.

  • VanderWerff: “Mission Lessons from History”
  • 75-79IJFM (Apri l1994) 11, 2 Found on IJFM website.

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 88-89The Muslim World 1000- 1400

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 243-253The Ottoman Empire through Orthodox Christendom
  • 337-350Review: The Realm of Islam, with Its Hindu and Christian Subject Communities, 1500-1700
  • 130-131Review Chronological Chart
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart

  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 323-332Cumming: Toward Respectful Witness

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 124-126Lesson 32 Review

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 362-363Watt: The Impact of Europe
  • 381-384Anderson: The Law of Islam

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 830-835Turkey

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 32
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What were the various ways in which Islam grew during the period under consideration?

  • How did the cultures into which Islam came affect the type of Islam observed there?

  • How will the various kinds of Islam affect the kind of Christian witness that is relevant to a particular context?