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WCF.M3.L48 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Identify the locales and characteristics which distinguish early European settler colonies from each other and from non-settler colonies.
  • Identify strengths & weaknesses of several different missionary approaches found in the New World during the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Describe the contribution of the Pietists & Puritans to missions.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 168-169Lesson 48 Introduction

  • General
  • Oliver: The African Experience
  • 190-194bStrangers at the Gate

  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-9ch. 17 Puritanism and Pietism: Launching Pad for Protestant Missions

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 163-169Stoeffler: Pietism–Its Message, Manifestation, and Significance
  • 171-175Benz: Pietist and Puritan Sources of Early Protestant World Missions

  • Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
  • 71-86bAmerican Indian Missions

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 52-53Edwards: Earnestly Pray for Revival
  • 54-55Brainerd: Conversion of the Indians

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 278c-287Jews in England, American Jewry, Jews and Capitalism

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 124-125The Colonization of North America and the Caribbean 1600- 1763
  • 130-131The Rise of European Commercial Empires

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart
  • 304-307Review: American Food Crops and The Spread of Diseases
  • 333-334Spanish America

  • Plagues, Priests, and Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and New
  • 160-195

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 169-171Lesson 48 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 137Global Teams–Study B: The Big Picture

  • Optional
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 813-831English Reformation
  • 894-898Confused Arbitrament of Arms

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 866-870USA #10-16

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 48
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Describe the contribution of the Pietists and Puritans to the conduct of mission.

  • How would you respond to a negative view of the mission presence among Native Americans?

  • C. S. Lewis compared the excitement aroused by Puritanism at the opening of the 17th century to that generated by Marxism in the 1930s. Why might he have said this?