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WCF.M4.L43 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Relate contemporary diversity in christological discussion to historical diversity within the Christian theological tradition and to differing emphases within the biblical text.
  • Relate the issue of pluralism to contemporary Christian discussion of the scope of salvation.
  • Assess the significance of issues such as “What about those who have never heard?” for the motivation of cross-cultural religious workers within the Christian tradition.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 154-155Lesson 43 Introduction

  • General

  • Christ
  • Newbigin: The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
  • 103-115ch. 9 Christ, The Clue to History

  • McGrath: Christian Theology: An Introduction
  • 347d-355dDoctrine of the Person of Christ

  • McGrath, ed: The Christian Theology Reader
  •  Person of Christ: 4.0-2, 4.4-7, 4.9-11, 4.13-17, 4.21-22, 4.26-30, 4.32 (Choose 5 pages.)

  • Salvation
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 848-850Salvation

  • McGrath: Christian Theology: An Introduction
  •  Doctrine of Salvation in Christ: pp. 406-425a, 430-438a

  • McGrath, ed: The Christian Theology Reader
  •  Salvation in Christ: 5.0-6, 5.12-15, 5.17-23, 5.27-30 (Choose 10 pages.)

  • Walls, ed.: Mission in the 21st Century
  • 3-24Gnanakan and Niringiye: To Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • 175-192Dakin: Discipleship: Marked for Mission

  • Corrie: Dictionary of Mission Theology
  • 157-162Holistic Mission
  • 195-199Kingdom of God
  • 352-356Salvation

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 49-63Hawthorne: The Story of His Glory
  • 98-99Newbigin: The Kingdom of God in the Life of the World
  • 393-396Winter: Are We Ready for Tomorrow’s Kingdom?
  • 572-573Winter: The Mission of the Kingdom

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 155-156Lesson 43 Review

  • Optional
  • McGrath: Christian Theology: An Introduction
  • 345-347dDoctrine of the Person of Christ
  • 355d-378dDoctrine of the Person of Christ

  • Walls, ed.: Mission in the 21st Century
  • 25-45Egnunu and Titre: To Teach, Baptize, and Nurture New Believers

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 514-516Kuwait
  • 130-132Bahrain
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • There is one biblical text, isn’t there? What justification can you give for the diversity of views and emphases in christology?


  • What is the central issue in a Christian understanding of salvation? Is contemporary Christian diversity in discussion of the topic of salvation helpful? Why or why not?


  • Within the Christian framework, what is appropriate motivation for cross-cultural religious workers?


Notes