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

January 23, 2019

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)

 

            PART ONE:

Contents:

     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:

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

 

CHRONOLOGICAL OUTLINE:

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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