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WCF.M3.L54 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Evaluate varying interpretations of the U.S. War of Independence.
  • Describe the course of the struggle for political independence in Latin America.
  • State the importance of the rise of voluntary benevolent organizations in the emerging American Republic.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 192-193Lesson 54 Introduction

  • General

  • The American Church and Missions
  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-10ch. 20 The Beginnings of Mission in America

  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 1044-1055Christianity in the U.S.

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 61-62aWorcester: Civilizing and Christianizing
  • 62b-64bHumphrey: Land to Be Possessed

  • Hutchison: Errand to the World: American Protestant Thought and Foreign Missions
  • 43-61New Nation, New Errand
  • 77-90Christ, Not Culture

  • Politics in the Americas

  • Compare with the USA’s American Revolution. See differences in three areas of Latin American Revolutions, related to social contexts:
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 160-163The Age of Revolutions
  • 190-193Independence in Latin America and the Caribbean; and Latin America and the Caribbean Post Independence 1830- 1914

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart
  • 333-336Review: Spanish America and Other European Colonies
  • 372-373Review: Political Theories, Historiography, ,and Empirical Philosophy
  • 379-383Competition for the Americas and the Magnificence of Spanish America

  • Plagues, Priests, and Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and New
  • 195-206

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 193-195Lesson 54 Review

  • Optional
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 213-218Winter: The Unfolding Drama of the Christian Movement: #13 The Rise of the American Protestant Mission Movement

  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 1031-1044British Revival; Christianity in the U.S.

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 153-156Bolivia
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

Optional (cont.)

Boorstin: The Discoverers

661-666 Expanding Universe of Wealth: Smith, Keynes

Reflection Questions
  • In what ways has the American Revolution served as a model for later revolutionary movements?

  • “The question of the precedence of civilization or Christianization which plagued all the missions of the Board came to its crisis in the Indian work” (Hutchison 1987:63). Discuss this ambivalence.

  • Martin E. Marty writes of limitation built into the Protestant denominations and voluntary agencies founded in the U.S.: “These institutions grew larger and larger, but their goals encompassed ever narrower portions of life.” Comment on the significance for church and mission.