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WCF.M3.L66 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Relate the idea of progress to social, political, economic, intellectual, moral, and religious movements prominent in Western society in this period.
  • Discuss the role of “the civilizing mission” as motivation for imperialism.
  • Explicate the assertion, “the American public in this era [end of the 19th century] ‘took missions to their hearts’” (Hutchison 1987:91).


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 243-245Lesson 66 Introduction

  • General
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 1125-1157Protestantism in Europe, 1815–1914

  • Hutchison: Errand to the World: American Protestant Thought and Foreign Missions
  • 109-124A Moral Equivalent for Imperialism

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 223-227de Bary, ed: Indian Reactions to the West

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 148-149The Expansion of Russia 1462- 1905
  • 176-177The Unification of Italy and Germany 1815- 1871
  • 180-181Russian Territorial Economic Expansion 1795- 1914
  • 208-209World Trade and Empires 1870-1914

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 216-217The Build Up to the first World War 1871- 1914

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart
  • 473-486Review: Onset of Global Cosmopolitanism

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 245-247Lesson 66 Review

  • Optional
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 1092-1114The Roman Catholic Church in Europe, 1815–1914
  • 1334-1345The Exceeding Greatness of the Power

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 66
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Discuss the idea of progress as an overarching concept tying together a number of figures and movements during the latter 19th and early 20th centuries.


  • Discuss Vivekananda’s mission to the West in relation to the Western nations’ “civilizing mission.”


  • “Certainly it appeared that where others [other Western nations] were dispatching civil servants, American society was commissioning religious workers” (Hutchison 1987:93). What do you make of this statement?


Notes