Comparative World Religions

  • Name:

    Comparative World Religions (BIBL410)

  • Department:

    Bible and Worldview

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Foundations for the Christian Worldview (BIBL300)

Comparative World Religions

Description:

*Updated for 2019-2020!

(Previously offered as WDVW410 - World Religions. 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 such groups 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.

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FROM THE TEACHER

In our digital age, the world has become more connected than ever before. One thing that comes along with this global connectedness is an increased exposure to religions other than Christianity. While some may view this as unfortunate, Christians should see it as an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission. The nations are at the Christian’s doorstep, whether that Christian lives in the United States or in any other country of the world.

In this course, we will study a handful of the major religions of the world (like Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and others) in an attempt to understand them and to develop a plan to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in an effective way with people from these faith traditions.

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!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

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.

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