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WCF.M3.L35 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Trace the shift in astronomical and cosmological ideas which occurs over the course of the Renaissance.
  • Relate developments during the Renaissance in the sciences, technology, knowledge, arts, religion, and philosophy to each other.
  • Discuss ways in which late medieval and Renaissance concerns “set the stage” for the Reformation.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 134-135Lesson 35 Introduction

  • General
  • Christian: Maps of Time
  • 364-404Globalization, Commercialization, and Innovation

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 27-28Las Casas: Defense of the Indians

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 84-85Civilizations in Mesoamerica and South America 500- 1500 AD
  • 108-109Cultures in North America 500- 1500
  • 120-121Spain and the Americas
  • 116-117The European Discovery of the World 1450- 1600

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 295-299Review: Dominance of the West
  • 301-308Review: Great Discoveries and their Worldwide Consequences
  • 354-358Prosperity and Conservatism in China through Hideyoshi and the Tokugawa Shoguns of Japan

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 135-136Lesson 35 Review

  • Optional

  • Four non-Christian traditions from Hellenist times through Middle Ages:
  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 28b-29bLas Casas: Convert by Preaching and Example
  • 29c-31aXavier: Catholicism to India

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 46-48Latin America
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

Optional (cont.)

Boorstin: The Discoverers

172-178 To India and Back

36-46 Rise of the Equal Hour

46-53 Making Time Portable

146-156 Ptolemy Revived and Revisited

156-164 Portuguese Sea Pioneers

165-172 Beyond the Threatening Cape

195-201 Empire without Wants

217-289 Power of the Winds .. Ardors of Negative Discovery: Cook


Greek Lessons

Greek 35

Reflection Questions
  • What are some of the consequences for the European self-conception and for Europe’s relationship to the rest of the world which flowed from what one writer has referred to as “the invention of invention” in “the later thirteenth century in Europe”?

  • The consequences of the rise of technology for theology have often been discussed. What are some consequences you can suggest for religion ? Are these good or bad?

  • What effects did the European “voyages of discovery” have on European conceptions of human nature?