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WCF.M3.L58 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain the factors leading to, and results of, the Islamic jihads of West Africa in the 19th century.
  • Describe early mission efforts by Africans in 19th century West Africa and their results.
  • Analyze the concept of an indigenous church.
  • Assess the social and cultural impact of missions in African societies during this period, and possible implications for today.
  • Discuss the social and political organization of a complex West African Islamic society.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 209-211Lesson 58 Introduction

  • General

  • Historical and Anthropological Studies

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

  • Christianity in Africa
  • Jenkins: The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity
  • 39-53Missionaries and Prophets

  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 258b-272bNew Forces in Europe and America

  • Key earlier missionaries in Africa:
  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 67-68aLivingstone: Mission and Colonialism
  • 68b-69bAnderson: Plant Churches
  • 207b-209aVenn: Three-Self Principles

  • Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa
  • 74-97aMission Renewed in Africa

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 204-205Africa 1800- 1880

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 299-304#46: Cornelius: A Historical Survey of African Americans in World Missions

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 211-213Lesson 58 Review

  • Optional
  • Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa
  • 98-127Christianity in Southern Africa to 1900
  • 153-178Christianity in West Africa to 1900

  • Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
  • 147-174Black Africa

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 642-648Nigeria (#1-12)

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 58
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What factors led to the Islamic jihads in West Africa in the 19th century? Do they appear to stem primarily from religious motivation? What were the results of these movements?

  • List strengths and weaknesses of the mission efforts from Sierra Leone to other parts of West Africa in the 19th century. Did this work result in an indigenous church at that time, using Venn’s definition?

  • What role did 19th century missionaries play in the social and cultural development of African societies? Do you feel their involvement provides a model for missions today?