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WCF.M3.L41 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Describe cultural forces at work behind the scenes of the Reformation.
  • Compare Protestant and Catholic treatments of those who did not agree with the official position.
  • Distinguish the “Left-Wing Reformation” from the more commonly understood Reformation.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  •  Lesson Previews: Lesson 41
  • 138-139Lesson 41 Introduction

  • General
  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-14ch. 14 Luther, Calvin, and the Reformation

  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 191-196Winter: The Unfolding Drama of the Christian Movement: #9 The Breakdown of the Uniformitarian Hypothesis

  • Stark: For the Glory of God
  • 79-87Luther’s “Protestant Reformation”

  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 689-696Christianity 1500–1750
  • 751-761Rise and Spread of the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 38-39Calvin: The Apostles as Missionaries
  • 33-35Luther: Missionary Message of the Church
  • 41-43Saravia: A Continuing Apostolic Authority

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 154-155The Reformation and Counter Reformation in Europe 1517- 1648

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 309-313Europe’s Self Transformation
  • 319-323The Reformation

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 139-141Lesson 41 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 135-137Global Teams–Introduction and Overview; Study A: The Big Picture Note: In all studies, “Digging Deeper” is an optional assignment.

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 637-640Niger
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


Optional (cont.)


Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975

697-702 Great Awakenings in the 16th and 17th Centuries

703-742 Luther and Lutheranism


NOTE:

Plan ahead and begin working on major assignments which will be due at the end of the half-module.


Language

Greek Lessons

Greek 41





Reflection Questions
  • How might you both compare and contrast the Calvinistic Reformation and the Lutheran Reformation in terms of factors in cultural dynamics?


  • What grounds does Latourette give (chap. 31) for seeing major cultural forces in the Reformation, not merely theological factors?


  • What might we predict would often be “read into” the Reformation by those of us whose churches derive from one or another of the Reformation period’s “State Churches?”


  • Why have scholars within the stream of the Reformation churches been slow to recognize the major significance of the so-called “Anabaptist traditions?” What notable scholars who talk about the Reformation stand outside the Reformation tradition?


  • In what way can Luther be compared, as a contextualizer, to Paul the Apostle and to Muhammad?


Notes