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WCF.M3.L42 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Relate the rise of the Anabaptist movement to religious, economic, political, and social currents of the 16th century.
  • Explicate issues which crystalized resistance to the Anabaptist movement.
  • Identify major figures and major centers of the Anabaptist movement.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 142-143Lesson 42 Introduction

  • General
  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-8ch. 15 The “Radical” Reformation: The Anabaptists

  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 778-786Radical Reformers: The Anabaptists
  • 788-795Men of the Inner Light and Rationalistic Humanists
  • 836-839Protestantism: Perspective

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 32-44Radical Christians

  • Stark: For the Glory of God
  • 93-98Calvin
  • 103-112Explaining Protestant Success
  • 116-119Catholic Reformation

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 233-243aJewish Hate-Legacy, First Ghetto in Venice, Jews as Slaves, Renaissance, Reformation and the Jews, Impact of the Counter-Reformation

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 139-147van der Zijpp: From Anabaptist Missionary Congregation to Mennonite Seclusion

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 146-147European States 1500- 1600

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 317-323Review The Renaissance and The Reformation

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 143-145Lesson 42 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 384-387Guinea

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 42
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • In what ways is the Anabaptist perspective on church/state relations distinctive?

  • What consequences did the Anabaptist perspective have for religious recruitment across group lines?

  • What cautions and what encouragement might 20th century cross-cultural religious worker draw from the legacy of the 16th century Anabaptists?