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WCF.M4.L12 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain factors affecting population growth rates in different countries.
  • Discuss the relationship between family planning and women’s health, family life, and population trends.
  • Describe the historical and recent contributions of medical missions to development.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 49-51Lesson 12 Introduction

  • General

  • Get acquainted with basic terms, such as population explosion, demographic trap, etc., and with population trends and their impact around the world.
  • McNeill: A World History
  • 531-537Unraveling of the Cold War

  • Population
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 769-770Population, Population Explosion, Population Planning

  • Myers: Exploring World Mission
  • 36-45State of the World’s Population

  • Medical Missions

  • Importance of medical work in missions and its impact on health care around the world. 12A is a good example of combining spiritual life with health care in Africa, where people take a more wholistic approach to life, not compartmentalizing so much between body and soul.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  •  12A Van Reken: Medical Missions and the Development of Health

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 611-613Medical Mission Work

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 167-168Mother Teresa: Our Life of Evangelization

  • Where There Is No Doctor
    This book is available for free download at: http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php#wtnd
  •  Chapter 20: Family planning

  • Samuel, ed.: Mission as Transformation
  • 360-391A Christian Response to Population Issues

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 51-53Lesson 12 Review
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • How would you account for differences in population growth rates in various countries in recent decades?


  • How is family planning related to women’s health, family life, and population trends? Should missions include family planning in their health work?


  • How have medical missions contributed to development in the developing world over the past two centuries?


Notes