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WCF.M3.L47 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Relate crucial developments in the first thrust of European worldwide expansion to religious and social developments in the European homeland.
  • Distinguish between the character and consequences, for example, of European penetration of Latin America, of Africa, and of the Philippines in this period.
  • Give an account of Las Casas and the significance of the controversies to which he gave his life.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 164-165Lesson 47 Introduction

  • General

  • European Expansion Overseas
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 116-117European Discovery of the World 1450- 1600
  • 124-125The Colonization of North America and the Carribean 1600- 1763

  • Missions and the Church
  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 163-178Roman Catholic Missions 1600–1787

  • Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
  • 60d-62cBartholomew de Las Casas

  • Compare approaches to Indians and making them Christians. Is the author overly biased? Compare his account of Las Casas with those of other writers.
  • McNeill: A World History
  • 278-282Fringes of the Civilized World to 1500
  • 305-307Review: Dominance of the West
  • 316-317European Colonization and Trade
  • 393-396British Control of India
  • 401-402Opening China to European Trade
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart
  • 393-398British Control of India
  • 454-456The Hindus

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 165-167Lesson 47 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 102-103Andorra
  • 582-586Spain

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 47
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Las Casas is sometimes cast as a determinedly impractical idealist. From the readings, assess this characterization. Does it do justice to the attention given to him?


  • What was the nature of the European presence in colonized lands during the first century after contact? Look at three or more areas of the world.


  • Focusing on the Americas, relate the course of colonialism to rivalries among the European nations.


Notes