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WCF.M4.L60 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • State strengths and weaknesses of Marx-based cultural analysis.
  • Characterize postmodernism, identifying significant points of differentiation from modernity.
  • Compare world system theory, including the concepts of center and periphery, to more traditional styles of writing history.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 222-223Lesson 60 Introduction

  • General

  • World Systems and Civilizations

  • Journal of Latin American Anthropology (1999/2000) 4,2/5,1, Wilson Select Plus Database
  • 10-30de Oliveira: “Peripheral Anthropologies ‘Versus’ Central Anthropologies”

  • Hamme: “World System: A Thumbnail Sketch”
  •   (A handout article included in the Study Kit.)

  • Look for major trends and analytical methods in this overview of history leading into the modern world.
  • Christian: Maps of Time
  • 357-360Social Structure Theories, a crtique of Marx
  • 406-438Birth of the Modern World
  • 446-447Social Structure Theories, a crtique of Marx

  • Modernity and Postmodernism
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 773-774Postmodernism

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 236-282Review

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 516-552Review: Global Rivalries and Cosmopolitanism since 1945

  • Hiebert: Transforming Worldviews
  • 141-210The Modern Worldview

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 620Warren: Wiping Out HIV
  • 622-626Dawson: Healing the Wounds of the World

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 223-224Lesson 60 Review

  • Hesselgrave: Missionshift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millenium
  • 233-246Terry: In Response to Ralph Winter’s “The Future of Evangelicals in Mission”
  • 247-255Stetzer: Responding to “The Future of Evangelicals in Mission”

  • Optional

  • History Review
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 665-667Palestine
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Soviet-style communism is dead (or at least in eclipse). Is the same true for marxian social and cultural critique? If not, what gives marxian analysis vitality?

  • Is there an ‘essence’ of postmodernism? If so, what is it? If not, why not?

  • Why might postmodernism be significant for missionaries?