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WCF.M4.L31 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Analyze the factors that give rise to conflict between ethnic groups today.
  • Compare the pros and cons of humanitarian aid in ethnic conflict situations.
  • Describe practical implications of ethnicity for cross-cultural work.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 124-125Lesson 31 Introduction

  • General

  • Introduction
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 323-324Ethnicity
  • 324-325Ethnocentrism

  • A compassionate Christian approach.
  • Myers: Exploring World Mission
  • 60The Church in the World: Europe

  • Newbigin: The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
  • 184-197ch. 15: The Gospel and the Cultures

  • Missiology (Jan 2007) 34:1, ATLA Religion Database
  • 59-70Whiteman: “The Role of Ethnicity and Culture in Shaping Western Mission Agency Identity”

  • Burundi
  • Sociology of Religion (Summer 2003) 64:2, ATLA Religion Database
  • 163-181Christerson: “The Costs of Diversity in Religious Organizations: An In-depth Case Study”

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 236-239The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe 1945- 1989 and Western Europe since 1945
  • 248-255South Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan, China
  • 256-257Africa since 1939
  • 269Religious and Ethnic Conflicts 1917-1998

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 541-548Review: Social and Cultural Changes since 1945

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 622-626#100 Dawson: Healing the Wounds of the World

  • Sanneh: Disciples of All Nations
  • 217-287Conclusion: Third Wave Awakening and Concurrent Cultural Shifts: Renewal and Convergence in Comparative World Order

  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 343-356Lai and Love: An Integrated Identity in a Globalized World

  • Butare: International Development from a Kingdom Perspective
  • 155-165Butare: Discovering and Addressing the Root Causes of Genocide in Rwanda

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 126-127Lesson 31 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 358Global Teams: Module 4 Global Teams Inductive Bible Study Guidelines: Study L: Finish your paper
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (cont.)


Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation, 7th Edition

719-723 Rwanda

Reflection Questions
  • When will we ever learn?? Why do we still have ethnic conflict in the twenty-first century?

  • Of what use is humanitarian aid when peoples are determined to destroy each other?

  • What are the implications of ethnicity in today’s world for the efforts of cross-cultural religious workers?