• Beth Snodderly

THE BIG HISTORY PROJECT: A Resource of Links to Key Ralph Winter Articles, Organized by Historical T

SOURCES: Foundations Reader and Lectures

• World Christian Foundations Lesson Overviews

Frontiers in Mission book

• Articles from Mission Frontiers and IJFM

Unfolding Drama chapters (These are transcriptions of lectures given by Ralph D. Winter at Fuller Theological Seminary, School of World Mission, 1979)



Chapter 1: The MEANS of World Evangelization Chapter 2: The Unfinished Task of World Evangelization Chapter 3: Penetrating the Last Frontiers Chapter 4: The Importance of a Strategy of Closure Chapter 5: The First Four Hundred Years Chapter 6: The Second Four Hundred Years (AD 400-800) Chapter 7: The Third Four Hundred Years (800—1200 AD) Chapter 8: The Fourth Four Hundred Years (1200-1600 AD) Chapter 9: The Breakdown of the Uniformitarian Hypothesis

Chapter 10: The Fifth Expansion


Contents: Chapter 11: The Evangelical Awakening Chapter 12: The Emergence of Protestant Orders, 1795-1865

Chapter 13: The Rise of the American Protestant Mission Movement

Chapter 14: Student Movements in Missions Chapter 15: The Retreat of the West

Chapter 16: The Legacy of Edinburgh, 1910 Chapter 17: Missions and Church Councils Chapter 18: The Story of Global Civilization as of 1945


I. Overview of God's Purposes in History II. Prehistory

III. Old Testament

IV. Intertestamental Period

V. New Testament

VI. 0-400

VII. 400–800

VIII. 800–1200

IX. 1200–1600

X. 1600–2000

XI. 2000–2009+ Kingdom Era

I. Overview of God’s Purposes in History

The Kingdom Strikes Back

Ralph Winter's Story of Our Planet

WCF Booklet: An Overview of the World Christian Foundations Program

The Unfinished Epic

II. Prehistory

Prehistory: Importance to Mission of Prehstory (Compiled article)

Theologizing Pre-History

A Larger Worldview?

III. Old Testament

“Historification” of the Big Picture

The Biblical Plan, Announcement of the Great Commission

The Unfolding Story of Scripture: Part 1

Exegesis and Hermeneutics of Isaiah 49:1-6

IV. NT Articles

The Gospels from a Global Perspective

The Growth of the Church in Judea and Samaria: Acts 3–12

Paul’s Middle Missionary Letters: Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians

V. 0–400

The First Four Hundred Years (0–400 CE)

The Classical Renaissance

VI. 400–800

The Second Four Hundred Years (ad 400–800)

The Carolingian Renaissance

The Two Structures of God’s Redemptive Mission

VII. 800–1200

The Third Four Hundred Years (800–1200 CE)

The Twelfth Century Renaissance

VIII. 1200–1600

The Fourth Four Hundred Years (1200–1600 CE)

The Renaissance Proper, 1200–1600 CE

IX. 1600–2000

The Fifth Expansion

Four Men, Three Eras, Two Transitions: Modern Missions

The Retreat of the West

X. 2000–2009+ Kingdom Era

The Kingdom Era Is Now

Twelve Frontiers of Perspective

The Analysis of a Movement

A Summary of Ralph D. Winter’s Warfare Missiology

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