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WCF.M4.L9 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Reflect critically on the changes taking place within evangelicalism as related to evangelism, missions and world Christianity.
  • Describe the impact this period had on international voluntary agencies and their work in the non-Western world.
  • Discuss the interrelatedness, or lack thereof, of events that take place around the world.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 37-38Lesson 09 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter: The Twenty-Five Unbelievable Years, 1945–1969
  • 41-68ch. 4 The Fate of the Missions
  • 69-79ch. 5 Preparation for Tomorrow
  • 81-104 Epilogue, Appendix A & B

  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 152b-159McGavran: Do Not Betray the 2 Billion
  • 161-162Smith: Individualistic Evangelism is Inadequate

  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-8ch. 29 From Mainline to Conservative Evangelical Missions, New Movements

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 248-255South Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan, China
  • 256-257Africa since 1939
  • 242-243The Role of the United States in the World since 1945

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 526-531Era of the Cold War
  • 537-541Unraveling of the Cold War
  • 541-552Social and Cultural Changes since 1945
  • 296-297Review: Chronological Chart

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 38-39Lesson 09 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: Applying the Word

  • Optional
  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 89-90aThe Missionary Church (Vatican II)
  • 90b-92aThe Missionary Task of the Church
  • 136-142aMission as the Quest for Justice

  • Review.
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 675-677Vietnam
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • What developments do you see in the evangelical movement related to evangelism, missions and world Christianity during this time period? What is the significance of these changes?


  • What was the impact of this period on the international voluntary agencies and their work in the non-Western world?


  • Do you find any evidence in your readings of global ripples and interrelationships, or are the events we read about, whether in Cambodia or Detroit or China, unrelated?


Notes