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WCF.M3.L71 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the factors that led to the development of national and nationalistic movements in the period between World Wars I and II.
  • Discuss the impact of World War I and the Great Depression on the communist movement in Russia.
  • Analyze the factors that had an impact on the mission churches in the Non-Western world due to nationalistic movements and World War I.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 267-268Lesson 71 Introduction

  • General

  • See persecutions & manipulation of the church by the USSR, response of church leaders & members, religious revival in Nazi areas, freeing of the church from state control under the Tsars.
  • Neill: A History of Christian Missions
  • 380-400aFrom Mission to Church

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 218-219The First World War
  • 222-223The Russian Revolution 1917- 1939
  • 228-229The Great Depression 1929- 1933

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart
  • 490-499The Western World 1914-1945

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 269-270Lesson 71 Review

  • Optional
  • Latourette: A History of Christianity, Vol. 2: 1500-1975
  • 1359-1396Storm, Testing, Losses, and Vitality After 1914
  • 1409-1431The Americas and Australia after 1914
  • 1434-1451The Crucial Test: Outside the Occident After 1914

  • Johnson: A History of the Jews
  • 423-470World War I, Rothschild, Balfour Declaration, Jewish Settlements in Palestine, Arab Nationalism, Mandate, Ben Gurion and Socialist Zionism, Jewish Bolshevism, Britain, France, America

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 709-711Russia (#7-10)

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 71
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What influence did mission educational institutions and perspectives have with respect to the nationalistic movements of the first half of the 20th century?

  • Trace the rise of communism and Nazism. What was their relationship with the churches?

  • What conflicts came about between Christians and missions in relation to the colonial powers and the nationalist movements?