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WCF.M4.L2 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain un-understood puzzles in recent evolution thinking, and the acrimony surrounding this debate.
  • Explain whether or not “Old Testament” accurately describes the pre-Christian Bible.
  • Discuss results of the conflict between different cultural streams of Biblical faith.
  • Discuss possible results of Hindu and Buddhist versions of biblical faith.

  • Introduction

  • You will find that in Module 4 a new section has been added to some of the Lesson Overviews. For some of your Lesson Overviews you will have not only the Introduction and Review sections, but also a section called Dr. Winter's Preview. The Previews are Dr. Winter’s comments relevant to the lesson’s assignments.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 5-7Lesson 02 Introduction

  • General
  • Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa
  • 29b-44ch. 1 North African Christianity in Antiquity

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  •  02A Winter: Confronting the Puzzle of Reality
  •  02B Pearcey: The Evolution Backlash
  •  02C Trevino: Review of Rodney Stark’s The Rise of Christianity
  •  02D Winter: Making Sense out of the Non-Canonical Years
  •  02E Winter: Some Thoughts on the Significance of the Post-Exilic Period

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 149-150bBuddhism
  • 434d-437bHinduism

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 127-132Equilibrium Among the Civilizations 500 BC - AD 1500

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 96-97Wright, N.T.: Building for the Kingdom
  • 183-192Fernando: The Supremacy of Christ

  • Snodderly: The Goal of International Development
  • 61-72Winter: The Embarrassingly Delayed Education of Ralph D. Winter

  • Butare: International Development from a Kingdom Perspective
  • 49-66Arthur: Missio Dei

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 7-9Lesson 02 Review

  • 135-141Winter: Eleven Frontiers of Perspective, Perspectives 7-11
  • 77-81Winter: Eleven Frontiers of Perspective, Perspectives 1-6

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 355Global Teams: Module 4 Global Teams Inductive Bible Study Guidelines:: Study E: Applying the Word

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 103-106Angola
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What are some of the ununderstood puzzles in recent thinking about evolution? Why the acrimony of the debate?

  • Why is the phrase “Old Testament” not the ideal description of the pre-Christian Bible?

  • What has been almost inevitable about the conflict between different cultural streams of biblical faith?

  • What might we expect to happen as Hindu and Buddhist versions of biblical faith appear?