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WCF.M4.L1 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

As you start this module, read the Capstone Project guidelines provided by your school. The Capstone Project is due at the end of the module.

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Identify problems in the process of gaining and transmitting knowledge of reality from one generation to the next.
  • Explain how and why Christian (or Judaic) faith leads to zeal in understanding the overall meaning of reality.
  • Discuss the notion of culturally diverse forms of Christianity and how that relates to the nature of the Gospel.
  • Discuss Wall’s missiological dimension in his approach to academic activities.

  • Introduction
  •   NOTE: NWC students are only required to use these study lessons through Lesson 40.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 1-2Lesson 01 Introduction

  • General

  • Please review the article “The Story of the Battle for Our Planet” written by Winter & Snodderly found on pages 1-13 in your Ancient World: Reader for Module 1. This article can also be found as the first item on the sidebar of the following webpage:
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 2-4Lesson 01 Review

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 1-6Emergence and Definition of the Major Old World Civilizations to 500 BC

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • xv-xviiiWinter; Introduction
  • 209-227#36 Winter: The Kingdom Strikes Back

  • Hanciles: Beyond Christendom
  • 139-156Exile, Migration, and Mission in Biblical Perspective

  • Hesselgrave: Missionshift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millenium
  • 7-27Van Engren: “Mission” Defined and Described

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 355Global Teams: Module 4 Global Teams Inductive Bible Study Guidelines: Study E: The Big Picture
    Note: In all studies, “Digging Deeper” is an optional assignment.

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 268-274Congo, Kinshasa
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

Optional (cont.)

Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa

13-29a ch.1 North African Christianity in Antiquity

Walls: The Missionary Movement in Christian History

55-67 ch. 5 Romans 1 and the Modern Missionary Movement

Parshall: The Cross and the Crescent

87-116 ch. 3 Worship, the Holy Privilege

Administrative Note:

All persons taking WCF as a student enrolled in an institution should make sure to follow instructions and read all forms that are given to you by your institution. These Daily Study Guide pages may not contain all the information you need in order to successfully complete your program. Contact your institution for more information. Also note that Study Guides are school-specific. If you have purchased a hard copy of the study guide then ensure that you have purchased the correct version by reading the front cover of your book.

If you are relying mostly on the hard copy of the study guide and lesson overviews, note that the lesson overviews are in the back of the book.

Plan ahead and begin working on major assignments which will be due at the end of the half-module.

Reflection Questions
  • What are some of the inherent problems confronting the task of gaining and transmitting knowledge of reality from one generation to the next?

  • How and why does Christian (or Judaic) faith lead to zeal in fathoming the overall meaning of reality?

  • How does Packer both acknowledge the necessity of culturally diverse forms of Christianity and yet fail to link the nature of the gospel to that reality?

  • How does Walls, in his Introduction, reveal the significant dimension of missiology in his approach to academic activity?