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WCF.M3.L70 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Choose between sections, skim some from each, then focus on those of your interest for a total of 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Compare various reactions to colonial rule and foreign influence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Discuss benefits and problems of colonialism during this period.
  • Compare developments in the Christian movement in West Africa and China or Korea during the early 20th century.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 262-263Lesson 70 Introduction

  • General
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 208-209World Trade and Empires
  • 218-219The First World War

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart

  • Africa
  • Oliver: The African Experience
  • 243-252aFullness of Time

  • Balanced overview of Portuguese regime & missions under colonialism. Read selectively:
  • Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa
  • 179-182Christianity in West Africa 1880–1960
  • 264-298Christianity in West Africa 1880–1960

  • Asia

  • Texts by leading Hindus & Muslims on nationalism & India. Consider relevance of the Islamic section today.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 253-260Smith, ed.: Hinduism, Islam, and Indian Nationalism

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 441-467Asian Reaction to Industrialism and Democracy 1850-1945

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 497-502#81 Smalley: Cultural Implications of an Indigenous Church

  • Sanneh: Disciples of All Nations
  • 131-146Missions and the Colonial Pillar

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 264-266Lesson 70 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 387-389Guinea Bissau

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 70
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Why did indigenous peoples react in different ways to foreign rule and influence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? How might the memory of such reactions affect cross-cultural work today?

  • Was colonialism good for the peoples of the colonies during this period of time?