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WCF.M4.L64 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain the value of an understanding of science for Christians, both for those involved in development and health work and for those concerned about bioethics.
  • Discuss the relationship between recent scientific discoveries and approaches to the physical and biological world, on the one hand, and various religious world views on the other.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 236-237Lesson 64 Introduction

  • General

  • Agriculture, Appropriate Technology

  • Testerman reviews earlier monastic and recent missionary approaches to nature, with suggestions for the future.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  •  64A Testerman: Missionary Earthkeeping: Glimpses of the Past, Visions of the Future

  • Christian: Maps of Time
  • 478-481Futures

  • Science and Faith
  • Pearcey & Thaxton: The Soul of Science
  • 181-185ch. 8 Is Everything Relative? Revolution in Physics
  • 187-188ch. 9 Quantum Mysteries: Making Sense of the New Physics
  • 209-219ch. 9 Quantum Mysteries: Making Sense of the New Physics
  • 221-222ch. 10 Chemical Code: Resolving Historical Controversies
  • 244-248ch. 10 Chemical Code: Resolving Historical Controversies

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 237-240Lesson 64 Review
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • How might a basic understanding of sciences be useful for the non-scientist who is helping organize communities for appropriate technology development projects?


  • Should most Christians be encouraged to keep up with new developments in the natural sciences? What practical difference does it make?


  • Is the modified picture of the world, currently being influenced by developments in physics, chemistry, and biology, compatible with Christianity? with Eastern religions and New Age ideas?


Notes