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WCF.M3.L55 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

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Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain the role and impact of Europeans in Asia during the 1600s and 1700s.
  • Describe the interrelationship between political systems and religion in Asian states during this period.
  • Describe the role of religion in village communities, small groups, and individuals in Asia, and the implications for cross-cultural work.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 196-197Lesson 55 Introduction

  • General
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 130-131The Rise of European Commercial Empires

  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 207-221Introduction to Part 2: 1797–1914

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 351-355The Far East 1500-1700
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart

  • China
  • Charles: “Olyphant and Opium: A Canton Merchant Who “Just Said No””
  • 66-69International Bulletin of Missionary Research (Apr 1992) 16:2 ATLA Religion Database

  • Library of Congress Country Studies
  •  China: Rise of the Manchus; Emergence of Modern China

  • Horner: “China and the Historians”
  • 86-96National Interest (Spring 2001) 63 Wilson Select Plus (search for title and journal)

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 198-199Late Manchu Qing China 1800- 1911

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 401-402Review: Opening China to European Trade

  • Japan
  • Wang: “The Rise of Modern Historical Consciousness: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Eighteenth Century East Asia and Europe”
  • 74-95Journal of Ecumenical Studies (Wint-Spr 2003) 40:1-2 ATLA Religion Database

  • Library of Congress Country Studies
  •  Japan: Tokugawa Period, Religious and Philosophical Traditions

  • India
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 194-195The British in India
  • 248-249South Asia since 1920

  • Beyan: “Transatlantic Trade and the Coastal Area of Pre-Liberia”
  • 138-139Ming and Manchu Qing China 1368- 1800

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 347-348Indonesia: Lesser Sundas
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

General (cont.)

India (cont.)

Seth: “Which Good Book? Missionary education and conversion in colonial India”

113-128 Semeia (2001) 88

Southeast Asia

Winter, ed.: Global Civilization, Expanding World: Reader

191-195 Benda & Larkin, eds.: Siam, Java, Burma: Readings

Library of Congress Country Studies

Thailand: Ayutthaya Period, Bangkok Period

Indonesia: European Intrusions, Netherlands Indies Empire, and Religion and Worldview

Winter, ed.: WCF Module 3 Study Guide and Lesson Overviews

197-200 Lesson 55 Review

Inductive Bible Study

Winter, ed.: WCF Degree Study Programs: All-Module Reader

p. 138 Global Teams: Module 3 Global Teams Inductive Bible

Study Guidelines: Study C: The Big Picture

Reflection Questions
  • What kinds of roles did Europeans play in Asian states in the 1600s and 1700s? What impact did they have on these societies?

  • How would you characterize the relationship between religion and political systems in Asian states during this period? Do you see any similarities in the 20th century?

  • Discuss the role of religion in the life of small communities, groups, and individuals in Asia. What implications are there for cross-cultural workers?