Comparative World Religions EVP (BIBL410e)
0.5 (semester course)
Foundations for the Christian Worldview (BIBL300)
New for 2020-2021!
(Credit for this course can be applied to the 1.0 credit graduation requirement for worldview studies.)
This one semester course is an examination of the distinctive features of world religions with their significance in the development of religious thought. Students will be introduced to religions such as Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the traditional religions of Africa, China, and Japan. Special attention will be given to the critique of the various belief systems compared to the Christian worldview.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 31 - January 24
Fall Break: November 23 - 27
Christmas Break: December 21 - January 1
Semester 2: January 25 - June 6
Spring Break: March 29 - April 2
Times: Thursdays 1:00 pm OR Thursdays 11:00 pm US Central Time
Daily our world becomes more connected than ever before. One thing that comes along with this global connectedness is an increased exposure to religions other than Christianity. Christians should see this as an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission. The nations are at our doorstep.
In this course, we will study the major religions of the world (like Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism,) in an attempt to understand them and engage with them from a biblical perspective.
With each day that goes by, the chance that you will begin to interact regularly (if you don’t already!) with practitioners of other faiths grows higher. This class will equip you with the training you need to understand what these people—made in God’s image just like you and me—believe, how they think, and how best to talk to them about our wonderful Savior!
Take this course as a live session once a week to interact over these topics.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
One word that comes to mind when I think of my World Religion experience is "enlightening". There are so many things it taught about other religions and I feel so grateful to now have this knowledge.
I really enjoyed this class. I learned a lot, everything was easy to follow, and it was interesting.
My overall feedback in this course would be that every topic/group discussion we had it was always very interesting. Even if it felt like the group discussions were easy or simple I felt like I learned so much in just one group discussion. This course really teaches you about the different religions in detail and it makes it easier for everyone to understand the topic.