World Christian Foundations

Audio Lesson Overviews


Module 1A
Lesson Introductions


1 Introduction to First Things: The Five Mysteries - Winter
2 Mystery One: The Creation of Matter, A - Winter
3 Mystery One: The Creation of Matter, B - Winter
4 Mystery Two: The Creation of Life, A - Winter
5 Mystery Two: The Creation of Life, B - Winter
6 Mystery Three: The Creation of Mankind, A - Buswell
7 Mystery Three: The Creation of Mankind, B - Winter, Buswell
8 Mysteries 1-3: Creation - Diverse Evangelical Views - Osborne
9 Mystery Four: The Creation of Civilization, A - Osborne
10 Mystery Four: The Creation of Civilization, B - Winter
11 Introduction to World View - Osborne
12 The Christian and the Old Testament: Kaiser 1 - Winter
13 Introduction to Religion - Osborne
14 The New Testament Problem: God’s Central Plan: Kaiser 2 - Osborne
15 Letting Genesis Speak for Itself - Winter and students
16 The "First Chapter" of the Bible, I - Genesis 12-50 - Winter
17 The Three Foundational Blessings: Kaiser 3 - Osborne
18 The "First Chapter" of the Bible, II - Genesis 12-50 - Osborne
19 The Three Foundational Promises: Kaiser 4 - Osborne
20 Research Day
21 Genealogies, Race and the Tower of Babel - Buswell
22 Missiology in Genesis - Parker, Osborne
23 The Theology of Saving Faith in the Old Testament: Kaiser 5 - Osborne
24 Socialization and Enculturation - Buswell, Osborne
25 The Theology of the People of God: Kaiser 6 - Osborne
26 The Value of Using a Concordance of the Original Language - Winter
27 Laying on the Law - Osborne
28 The Theology of the Law of God: Kaiser 7 - Winter
29 The Word of God - Winter
30 The One Law of God: Kaiser 8 - Osborne
31 Words and Meanings - Osborne
32 Exegesis and Hermeneutics - Winter
33 The Theology of the Tabernacling God: Kaiser 9 - Osborne
34 Marriage, Kinship and Cultural Relativism - Buswell
35 Working Faithfully with Other Thinkers - Armstrong and Morad
36-40 Complete the Module 1A Integrative Paper and the Module 1A Research Paper

Module 1B
Lesson Introductions

41 The Theology of Atonement: Kaiser 10 - McCurry
42 Atonement: Applied and Rejected - McCurry
43 The Other Abrahamic Tradition - Winter
44 The Relationship Between Promise and Wisdom: Kaiser 11 - Osborne
45 Wisdom Applied - Osborne
46 The Promise and the Prophets: Kaiser 12 - Osborne
47 Hinduism: One Is Everything - Osborne
48 History and Historiography - Winter
49 The Theology of the Messiah in the Old Testament: Kaiser 13 - Osborne
50 Legalism, Syncretism and Contextualization - Winter
51 The Theology of the Messiah’s Dynasty and Kingdom: Kaiser 14 - Osborne
52 Other Nations and Peoples - Armstrong (not yet recorded)
53 A Missiological View of Civilization - Winter
54 The Theology of the Day of the Lord: Kaiser 15 - Osborne
55 "Historification" of the Big Picture, I - Winter
56 The Theology of the Servant of the Lord: Kaiser 16 - Osborne
57 Exegesis and Hermeneutics of Isaiah 49:1-6 - Winter
58 The Gospel Versus Religion - Glasser, Osborne
59 Isaiah: The Promise Theologian: Kaiser 17 - Osborne
60 Research Day
61 The Theology of the Inclusion of the Gentiles: Kaiser 18 - McCurry
62 Jonah: The Missionary Prophet - McCurry
63 The People of God and the Other Nations - Roberta Winter
64 Jeremiah and the Word of God: Kaiser 19 - Osborne
65 The Shaping of God’s Plan - Graham, Osborne
66 The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament: Kaiser 20 - Osborne
67 Bicultural Roots of the Christian Tradition - Winter
68 Isaiah, Zoroaster, Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates - Armstrong
69 Ezekiel: Theologian of the Glory of God: Kaiser 21 - Osborne
70 The Jews: A Universal Minority - Buswell
71 Daniel: Theologian of the Kingdom of God: Kaiser 22 - Osborne
72 "Historification" of the Big Picture II - Winter, Osborne
73 Theologians of God’s Coming Conquering Hero: Kaiser 23 - Osborne
74 Continuation of the Old Testament Promise in the New Testament: Kaiser 24 - Osborne
75 First Things in Retrospect - Winter and Panel
76-80 Complete the Module 1B Integrative Paper and the Module 1B Research Paper

Module 2A
Lesson Introductions


1 From First Things to Formulation - Winter
2 Creation in Missiological Perspective - Winter
3 Review 1: Genesis 1-50 and the World - Osborne
4 Review 2: The Ancient World: Israel and Other Nations - Osborne
5 Overview: Creation to 800 BC - Harmon, Winter, Osborne
6 Review 3: The Prophets and World Opinion - Roberta Winter
7 Review 4: Changing Cultures 600-500 BC - Armstrong
8 Persia and Its World - Osborne
9 Pre-Alexandrian Greece - Emery
10 Review: New East and Mediterranean World 800-400 BC - Emery, Osborne, Winter
11 Getting Fitted With Mediterranean Glasses - Mulholland
12 The Times of the Gentiles - Osborne
13 Reshaping History: Alexander the Great and Global Civilization - Winter
14 The Effect of Hellenistic Culture on Jewish Life - Burg
15 Review: The Hellenistic World: History, Religion, Literature - Winter, Osborne, Christensen
16 The Political Landscape and Jewish Messianism - Winter
17 Muslim Religious Beliefs
18 Library Research: Computerized Indexes and Databases
19 The Rise of Rome - Osborne
20 Review: The Roman and Jewish Worlds before Christ - Winter, Osborne
21 Jewish Sects, Scriptures, and Missions - Osborne
22 Jewish Life and Missions in the Diaspora and Palestine - Osborne
23 Religious Leaders: Rabbis, Messiahs, Gurus, Avatars - Armstrong
24 The Gospels as a Teaching Medium - Osborne
25 Review: Cultural Background to the Gospels - Emery, Baker
26 Jesus’ Birth and Early Life - Osborne
27 Jesus’ Messianic Mission - Emery
28 James’ Messianic Teaching - Osborne
29 Language and Christology - Baker
30 Review: Missiological Perspective on the Gospels - Winter, W. Dyrness, G. Dyrness
31 Christology in Missiological Perspective - Osborne
32 Jesus’ Last Days and Death - Osborne
33 Salvation, Death, and the Hereafter in the World’s Religions - Baker
34 Jesus’ Resurrection and Commissioning of His Followers - Osborne
35 The Gospels from a Global Perspective - Winter
36-40 Complete the Module 2A Integrative and Research Papers

Module 2B
Lesson Introductions


41 The Beginning of the Church in Jerusalem: Acts 1-2 - Osborne
42 The Growth of the Church in Judea and Samaria: Acts 3-12 - Winter
43 The Expansion of the Church among the Gentiles: Acts 13-28 - Cotton
44 Spirits in the World’s Religions - Baker
45 Review: Missiological Perspectives on the Book of Acts - Gilliland, Winter, Armstrong
46 Paul’s Early Missionary Letters: Galatians, 1, 2 Thessalonians - Osborne
47 Problems in the Early Churches: 1, 2 Corinthians - Winter
48 Paul’s Middle Missionary Letters: Romans, 1, 2, Corinthians - Winter
49 Paul’s Later Missionary Letters: Phillipians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon - Emery
50 Review: Issues in the New Testament Church - Winter, Emery
51 Paul’s Last Missionary Letters: 1, 2 Timothy, Titus - Winter
52 Women in the Church - Armstrong
53 The Jewish Christian Epistles of James, Peter and Jude - Osborne
54 The Jewish Christian Epistle of Hebrews - Osborne
55 Review: Early Religious Communities: Christian, Buddhist, Muslim - Winter, Dretke, Armstrong
56 Christ as Sacrifice, Christ the Fulfillment - Armstrong
57 The Pastoral Letters of John: 1, 2, 3 John - Shaw
58 Revelation: Apocalyptic Literature, Eschatology, and Missions - Osborne
59 Review: Knowledge of the Sacred and Eschatology - Winter, Christensen, Baker
60 Work on the Mobile 2B Integrative and Research Papers
61 Religious and Political Developments in the Roman World - Baker
62 The Apostolic Fathers - Winter
63 Jewish Revolts, Leaders, and Writings - Christensen
64 Sociolinguistics and Scripture - Emery
65 Around the World: The Americas and the Pacific - Emery
66 Around the World: Africa and Europe Beyond the Mediterranean
67 Around the World: India - Dharmaraj
68 Around the World: China - Armstrong
69 Around the World: Central and Southeast Asia - Osborne
70 Review: Developments in Asia - Emery, Boehr, Armstrong
71 Achievements of Classical Civilizations - Baker
72 The Early Church in a Hostile Roman World - Osborne
73 The Spread of Christianity - Winter
74 The Changing World - Baker
75 Summing Up - Winter
76-80 Complete the Module 2B Integrative and Research Papers

Module 3A
Lesson Introductions

1 Module 3 Overview: First Things to Fulfillment – Winter
2 Review of Module 1 – Winter
3 Review A of Module 2 – Russell
4 Review B of Module 2 – Winter
5 Review C of Module 2 – Baker
6 The Roman World, 200-400 – Winter
7 ‘Barbarians’ of Europe and North Africa – Winter
8 Persia, East and Central Asia, 200-400 – Armstrong
9 India and Southeast Asia, 200-700 – Armstrong
10 Africa, Oceania, the Americas, 200-500 – Baker
11 Persistence of the Greek Tradition in the Eastern Mediterranean – Winter
12 The Celtic Movement in the British Isles – Roberta Winter
13 The Celtic Movement on the Continent – Winter
14 Western and Central Asia, 400-800 – Baker
15 The Rise and Spread of Islamic Civilization – Woodberry
16 The Flowering of Chinese Civilization, 400-1200 – Armstrong
17 Medieval Europe: The Carolingian Renaissance – Winter
18 Work on the Module 3A Ethnographic Interview Project
19 Medieval Europe: Peoples on the Move – Baker
20 Society and Religion in Europe, 800-1200 – Winter
21 Islamic Florescence, 800-1000 – Woodberry
22 Far Eastern Peoples and Empires, 400-1200 – Armstrong
23 South and Southeast Asian Peoples and Empires, 400-1200 – Armstrong
24 African States and the Pacific, 400-1200 – Baker
25 Developments in Middle and South America, 400-1200 – Emery
26 Later Medieval Europe and the Crusades – Winter
27 The Changing Muslim World, 1000-1200 – Woodberry
28 Overflow of the Twelfth Century Renaissance – Winter
29 The Mongols: Destruction, Followed by New Empires – Johnson
30 Religious Developments Around the World – Armstrong
31 Asian Developments, 1200-1600 – Armstrong
32 Islamic Empires, 1200-1600 – Woodberry
33 Europe: Death and Renaissance – Winter
34 Humanities and the Renaissance – Baker
35 Exploring the Whole World – Baker
36-40 Complete the Module 3A Integrative Paper and Ethnographic Interview Project

Module 3B
Lesson Introductions

41 The Reformation: Breakdown of the Uniformitarian Hypothesis – Winter
42 Religious and Cultural Freedom – Baker
43 Europe: New Classes, Technology, and Opportunities – Baker
44 Society and Religion in Late Pre-Colonial Asia – Armstrong
45 African Empires Rise and Fall, 1200-1800 – Armstrong
46 Latin Vitality in Global Perspective – Winter
47 The Impact of Early European Colonialism – Baker
48 Settler Colonies in the Americas and South Africa – Baker
49 The Pacific: Indigenous Cultures and Early Colonialism – Armstrong
50 The Devastation of Slavery in Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific – Emery
51 Europe: Political, Economic, and Cultural Developments – Baker
52 The Rise of Science and the Enlightenment – Winter
53 The Evangelical Awakening – Winter
54 Europe and the Colonies: Expansion, Revolution, Independence – Baker
55 New Asian Empires, 1600s-1700s – Armstrong
56 Protestant Orders and Asian Realities – Winter
57 Europe: Nationalism, Revolution, War, Empire – Baker
58 Nineteenth Century Africa: Peoples and States, European Impact – Armstrong
59 The New World: Settlers and Native Americans – Emery
60 Work on the Module 3B Research Paper and Integrative Paper
61 Burgeoning Industrialism and Renewal Movements – Baker
62 Feminist Origins and Social Reform – Roberta Winter
63 Spiritual Roots of Social Reform: Countdown to 1900 – Winter
64 The Western Explosion, 1850-1900 – Winter
65 The Colonial World, 1800-1914 – Armstrong
66 Globalization, Empires, and ‘Progress’ 1875-1914 – Baker
67 The World’s Peoples and the Christian Gospel, I: Asia and Latin America – Armstrong
68 The World’s Peoples and the Christian Gospel, II: Oceania, Middle East, Africa – Armstrong
69 The Edinburgh Legacy, 1910 and 1980 – Winter
70 Later Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples – Armstrong
71 Global Economy and Nationalism – Emery
72 A Changing World: Relativity, Doubt, Anxiety, Creativity – Baker
73 Peoples and Ethnic Groups: The Third Era of Missions – Winter
74 Racism, War, Religion, and the End of an Era, 1930-1945 – Armstrong
75 The Story of Global Civilization as of 1945 – Winter
76-80 Complete the Module 3B Integrative Paper and Research Paper

Module 4A
Lesson Introductions

1 Module 4 Overview: From First Things to Finalization Winter

2 Review of Modules 1 and 2: Creation – AD 200 Winter
3 Review of Module 3: AD 200 – 1945 Winter
4 Review: Worldview, Theology, and Missions Buswell
5 The New Global World: Reconstruction, New Nations, and Changing Colonial Peoples Winter
6 Intercultural Communications and Voluntary Organizations Kietzman
7 Third World Leaders in Charge Baker
8 The Transformation of Asian Worlds: Communism in Asia 1945-1980 Armstrong
9 The 1960s: Affluence and Dissolution Winter
10 Changing Rural Peoples Armstrong
11 The Urbanizing World Armstrong
12 Population, Health Services, and Development Around the World Armstrong
13 The Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor Baker
14 Changing Religious Scenes Armstrong
15 The New Focus on Peoples Winter
16 Ethics, the Church, and Missions in the Modern World Emery
17 Development and Grassroots Efforts Armstrong
18 Dictatorships, Coups, and Terror Baker
19 The Quest for Social and Economic Justice Armstrong
20 Research for the Module 4 Final Research Paper and Work on the Capstone Project
21 Liberation Theology and the Church in Latin America Baker
22 The Retreat of Communism, New Nations Arise Armstrong
23 Missions in Creative Access Countries Armstrong
24 The Christian Tradition and Islam Winter
25 The Western Tradition Impacts Asia Winter
26 New Expressions in African Theology; Ethnomusicology and Missions Armstrong
27 Advancing Science and Global Civilization Winter
28 Today’s World: Postmodernism and Social Problems Baker
29 Living and Dying in Today’s World: Bioethics and Medical Science Armstrong
30 Trends in Education Emery
31 The Ethnic Factor in Today’s World Armstrong
32 The Painful Polarization of Church and Mission Winter
33 The Gospel in Today’s Religious and Secular Worlds Armstrong
34 Religious Pluralism, the New Age, and Earthkeeping Armstrong
35 Global Civilization and Global Networks Winter
36-40 Work on the Final Research Paper and Work on the Capstone Project

Module 4B
Lesson Introductions


41 Theology and Apologetics: Scripture Winter
42 Theology and Apologetics: God and Humankind Armstrong
43 Theology and Apologetics: Christ and Salvation Baker
44 Theology and Apologetics: Eschatology, the Afterlife, and Spirit Powers Armstrong
45 Theology and Apologetics: The Holy Spirit, the Church, and Gifts Winter
46 World Religions and Missions: The Tribal World and Animism Buswell
47 World Religions and Missions: The Hindu World and Religious Pluralism Armstrong
48 World Religions and Missions: Buddhism, Asian Religions, and De-Westernization Armstrong
49 World Religions and Missions: The Islamic World and Contextualization Armstrong
50 World Religions and Missions: The Secular World and Judaism Baker
51 Anthropological Perspectives: The Cultural and the Supracultural Buswell
52 Anthropological Perspectives: Social and Cultural Institutions Armstrong
53 Anthropological Perspectives: Evangelicalism in Modern Culture Baker
54 Anthropolgical Perspectives: Change and Agents of ChangeArmstrong
55 Linguistic Insights and Intercultural Understanding Winter
56 Perspectives from Comparative Literature
57 Historical Perspectives: Archeology and Ancient History Winter
58 Historical Perspectives: The Classical Period and Historiography Baker
59 Historical Perspectives: The Middle Period, Themes and Biases Winter
60 Historical Perspectives: The Modern Period and Divergent Views Baker
61 Fine Arts in Intercultural Perspective Armstrong
62 Science, Technology, and Math: Historical Developments Emery
63 Science and Global Civilization Today Winter
64 Science, Technology, and Math: Practical Applications Armstrong
65 The Phenomenon of Global Civilization Winter
66-80 Complete the Final Research Paper and the Capstone Project

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