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WCF.M4.L58 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Identify several major approaches to the conduct of historical inquiry.
  • Evaluate the role of ancient documentary records in relation to the founding and continuing self-understanding of Christianity.
  • Discuss the significance of a central theme, e.g, mission, for history.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 212-214Lesson 58 Introduction

  • General

  • Monthly Review (December 2005) 57,7, Wilson Select Plus Database
  • 21-29York and Clark: “Natural History and the Nature of History”

  • Journal of Social History (Summer 2005) 38,4, Wilson Select Plus Database
  • 849-858“On Seeking Global History’s Inner Child”

  • JSNT (June 2004) 26,4, ATLA Religion Database
  • 473-487Dunn: “On History, Memory and Eyewitnesses: In Response to Bengt Holmberg and Samuel Byrskog”

  • Missiology (January 1996) 24, ATLA Religion Database
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  • 47-64Noll: “The Challenges of Contemporary Church History, the Dilemmas of Modern History, and Missiology to the Rescue”

  • Take some time on Olthuis’ excellent short selection.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  •  58A Olthius: On Worldviews

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 37-58Review:

  • McNeill: A World History
  •  Review
  • 68-75Judaism
  • 156-165The Rise of Rome
  • 166-179Asia 500 BC- AD200
  • 178-179Diseases and the Empires
  • 190-192Buddhist Missions to the Far East
  • 194-196The Huns and the Western Steppe
  • 198-200Weakening of the Roman Empire

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 214-215Lesson 58 Review

  • Optional

  • History Review
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 138-141Belarus
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • What is history, and why does history have special significance for Christians?


  • Why would a reading on worldview be included when the topic for this lesson is history and how history is written?


  • What would lead some historians to write of missions as the very key to history?


Notes