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WCF.M4.L44 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Compare different Christian schools of thought on the end times.
  • Compare different Christian teachings on the afterlife and hell with those of at least one other religion.
  • Compare a biblical understanding of the spirit world with that of at least one other religion.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 157-158Lesson 44 Introduction

  • General

  • Eschatology
  • McGrath, ed: The Christian Theology Reader
  •  Last Things: 10.0-1, 10.4, 10.17, 10.22

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 309-311Freytag: Mission in View of the End
  • 313c-315aMoltmann: Mission and a Theology of Hope

  • Review and Expositor (Summer 2000) 97,3, ATLA Religion Database
  • 339-354Grenz: “Eschatological Theology: Contours of a Postmodern Theology of Hope”

  • The Afterlife
  • McGrath: Christian Theology: An Introduction
  • 566b-575ch. 16 Last Things: The Christian Hope

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 428-429Hell

  • JETS (Summer 1981) 24, ATLA Religion Database
  • 211-220Grounds: Final State of the Wicked

  • Spirit World
  • Newbigin: The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
  • 198-210ch. 16 Principalities, Powers, and People

  • Corrie: Dictionary of Mission Theology
  • 147-148Hell/Jedgement

  • Samuel, ed.: Mission as Transformation
  • 134-160Eschatology and Ethics: Evangelical Views and Attitudes

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 158-159Lesson 44 Review

  • Optional

  • Eschatology
  • McGrath: Christian Theology: An Introduction
  • 553-563ach. 16 Last Things: The Christian Hope

  • Oceania (December 1998) 69,2, Wilson Select Plus Database
  • 116-131Bergendorff: The Sky Came Down: Social Movements and Personhood in Mekeo Society

  • The Afterlife
  • McGrath, ed: The Christian Theology Reader
  •  Last Things: 10.2-3, 10.5, 10.7, 10.9, 10.11, 10.13, 10.16, 10.23

  • Parshall: The Cross and the Crescent
  • 261-281ch. 8 Hell and Heaven
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


Optional (cont.)


Samuel, ed.: Mission as Transformation

26-43 Cray: A Theology of the Kingdom

Spirit World


Woodberry, ed: Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road

291-303 #17 Stacey: The Practice of Exorcism and Healing


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

754-756 Somalia

304-306 Djibouti





Reflection Questions
  • Why are there several major different understandings among biblically-focused Christian scholars regarding the end times (Christ’s return, the millennium, etc.)? How do these different positions affect missions?


  • Compare Christian teachings on the fate of human beings after death with those of another religion of your choice. Why can’t evangelical scholars agree on what happens to the wicked?


  • Compare biblical teachings and practices on spirit powers, good and evil, with those of another religion of your choice. Do you see much difference?


Notes