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

January 23, 2019

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)


            PART ONE:


     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

            PART TWO:

     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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