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WCF.M3.L65 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

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Objectives: To be able to...
  • Describe the varied responses of colonized peoples of Africa and Asia during this period.
  • Analyze the role of religion and religious institutions in the colonial world of this period.
  • Explain the impact of early colonialism in Asia and its impact on intercultural relations today.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 237-239Lesson 65 Introduction

  • General

  • India

  • Useful overview of patterns for colonial rule in absence of settlers.
  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 263b-265aFarquhar: Christ, the Fulfillment of Religions

  • Misra: “Lessons of Empire”
  • 133-153SAIS Review (Summer/Fall 2003) 23 Wilson Select Plus Database

  • Library of Congress Country Studies
  •  Vietnam: Under French Rule

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 194-195The British in India 1609-1920

  • China
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 107Dismemberment of the Chinese Empire 1842-1911

  • Library of Congress Country Studies
  •  China: Emergence of Modern China

  • Japan
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 200-201The Modernization of Japan 1867-1937

  • Middle East
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 208-209World Trade and Empires 1870- 1914
  • 178-179The Decline of the Ottoman Empire 1683- 1923

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 468-486Africa and Oceania 1850- 1945
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart

  • Sanneh: Disciples of All Nations
  • 131-134Missions and the Colonial Pillar

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 139-140Warrier: Historical Overview
  • 160-164Gabriel: Hinduism in the Modern World

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 682-688Phillipines
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

General (cont.)


See the Scramble for Africa, wars of conquests, forced labor, economics & administration. Note maps.

Oliver: The African Experience

199-212 Drawing of the Map

213-228 The New Taskmasters

See especially sections on martyrs in Buganda, Madagascar, Simon Kimbangu & bangunza, and prophetic/messianic movements.

Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa

128-152 East and East Central Africa

183-208 West Central Africa

Sanneh: Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture

146-154 Protest, Reaction and Renewal

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

239-242 Lesson 65 Review

Reflection Questions
  • How did indigenous rulers and peoples respond to early colonialism in Africa and Asia (including the Middle East)?

  • What role do you see religion playing in the colonial world of this period? Would you agree with those who feel that a major function of all religions is to offer “pie in the sky by and by,” thereby aiding rulers in their colonial oppression?

  • How would you assess the overall impact of colonialism in Asia (including the Middle East) during this period of time? Of what relevance is this for today’s world?