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WCF.M4.L6 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of incarnation and translation.
  • Explain the essential role of Bible translation in completing the missionary mandate.
  • List areas of training that should be expected of cross-cultural workers.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 24-26Lesson 06 Introduciton

  • General
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 259-266Gration: #2 Litteral: Contextualization and Translation

  • Important case study of Korea where the church has greatly expanded.
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 123-126Bible Translation
  • 474-475Incarnational Mission
  • 492-494Intercultural Communication
  • 494-495Intercultural Competency
  • 967-969Translation, Translation Theory

  • Hiebert: Transforming Worldviews
  • 171-192Critical Contexualization

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 26-27Lesson 06 Review

  • Hesselgrave: Missionshift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millenium
  • 41-50Wan: “Mission and Missio Dei”
  • 51-61Guder: Defining and Describing “Mission”
  • 62-70Kostenberger: Twelve Theses on the Church’s Mission in the Twenty first Century
  • 71-81Stetzer: Responding to “Mission” Defined and Described.

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 506-509North Korea
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

Optional (cont,)

Sanneh: Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture

157-191 ch. 5 Missionary Translation in African Perspective

Creative outreach is seen in the next case study.

Harries: Missions, International Relations, and Inter-sport Language in the African Context

Reflection Questions
  • How are the concepts of incarnation and translation linked? How do they differ?

  • Bible translation and the translation of Christianity into a culture are also closely allied, but they are quite different. Explain.

  • For effective cross-cultural witness, what areas of training should be expected of potential workers?