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WCF.M4.L7 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain the emergence of political independence which swept across the Third World as one aspect of a larger current of social ferment and political, economic, and ideological change that marked the quarter century following World War II.
  • Examine some of the complex issues political independence raised for voluntary organizations working internationally.
  • Describe the daunting array of obstacles which faced the newly independent nations of Africa and SE Asia in the two decades following WW II.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 28-29Lesson 07 Introduction

  • General
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 955-956Third World

  • See how independence came to Africa after WW II and consider the changes that accompanied this transition. Also look at some of the problems of decolonization.
  • Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa
  • 323-332ch. 12 Independent Black Africa Since 1960, Postscript
  • 339-352ch. 12 Independent Black Africa Since 1960, Postscript

  • Oliver: The African Experience
  • 259-270aBirth of Nations

  • One of today’s best known missiologists is Andrew Walls. Throughout this module, see how he analyzes missions especially in Africa.
  • Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
  • 406b-410bAfrica Martyrs
  • 468-472bAfrica Martyrs

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 248-255South Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan, China
  • 256-257Africa since 1939

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 518-541Era of the Cold War 1947- 1973

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 29-31Lesson 07 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 356Global Teams: Module 4 Global Teams Inductive Bible Study Guidelines: Study G: The Big Picture

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 657-664Pakistan
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • The emergence of the worldwide presence of the church was called “the great new fact of our time.” In what way was Third World political independence a “great new fact of our time”?

  • What effect did the demise of overt colonialism have for cross-cultural religious workers?

  • What is the significance for the emerging states of the Third World of Oliver’s (p. 228) statement that, “No amount of last minute good will, however, could overcome the sheer lack of educated and trained manpower with which African countries entered upon their independent nationhood”?