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WCF.M3.L61 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the course of population growth, industrialization, population relocation, and political power in 19th century Europe and the United States.
  • Discuss missiological consequences of demographic trends.
  • Relate the burgeoning population growth and industrial development of 19th century Western Europe and the U.S. to issues of missiological significance.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 220-221Lesson 61 Introduction

  • General

  • The Industrial World
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 381-382aSecular Worldviews: Introduction

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 170-171The Industrialization of Europe 1830-1914
  • 182-189Westward Expansion of the US Civil War, Industrial growth, and The Development of Canada

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 413-415Review: Twin Transformations
  • 367-369Review: Advances in Agriculture and Technology
  • 417-425Review: The Transformation of Western Civilization by the Industrial and Democratic Revolutions 1789-1914
  • 434-440Deliberate Social Change and Popular Government through Revolution in the Arts

  • Renewal Movements
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 197-199Various Authors: Wesley’s Hymns and Missions Hymns

  • Christian Renewal Movements
  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-10ch. 22 Dynamics of Renewal Movements

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 201-208Olson and Wilson: The Assault on Native American Tribalism
  • 209-217Lovelace: Biblical Models of Cyclical and Continuous Renewal

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 221-222Lesson 61 Review

  • Optional
  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 374b-391cThe Zionist Idea, Dreyfus and French Anti-Semitism

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 757-763South Africa
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


Optional (cont.)


Smart, ed.: Sacred Texts of the World

365b-367a Ghost Dance

382b Secular Worldviews: National Sacrifice

382c-384 Secular Worldviews: Communist Manifesto





Reflection Questions
  • Discuss the implications and appeal of Malthus’s Essay on the Principle of Population (see Hill, Buckler).


  • Tocqueville, whose 1830s book Democracy in America we encountered earlier, wrote of Manchester, England: “Everything in the exterior appearance of this city attests the individual powers of man; nothing the directing power of society.” What are some of the things he might have had in mind?


  • Thinking ahead: With the benefit of hindsight, what are some missiological consequences of demographic trends which you can see but which apparently were not obvious to mission leaders of a century ago?


Notes