OPEN APR 27, 2020 – JUL 01, 2020 1,050 $
World Religions
The course “World Religions” presents the religious world outside of the Christian faith, although the term, World Religions cannot be said to have a clear meaning. Usually, what is meant is the religious traditions that have the largest number of worldwide adherents. Next to Christianity, with roughly 2.2 billion followers, this term would also include Islam, with approximately 1.6 billion adherents, Hinduism, with roughly 1.1 billion followers, and Buddhism with about 500 million adherents. Because of its significance, especially for the Christian world, Judaism will also be studied in this course.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULHISTORY
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS4
TOTAL TIME80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

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What you´ll learn

World Religions: Introduction to the major non-Christian religions
The course “World Religions” presents the religious world outside of the Christian faith, although the term, World Religions cannot be said to have a clear meaning. Usually, what is meant is the religious traditions that have the largest number of worldwide adherents. Next to Christianity, with roughly 2.2 billion followers, this term would also include Islam, with approximately 1.6 billion adherents, Hinduism, with roughly 1.1 billion followers, and Buddhism with about 500 million adherents. Because of its significance, especially for the Christian world, Judaism will also be studied in this course.

Course Goals

  • The student summarizes foundational information regarding the world religious systems.
  • The student describes the historical origins and spread of the world religions.
  • The student articulates the major differences between Christian faith and the other religious worldviews.
  • The student describes significant theological feces regarding the relationship of the world religions to each other.

Acquired Skills

  • Describing the significant elements of the various world religions.
  • Reflecting on one’s own attitude toward members of other religious groups.
  • Analyzing diverse mission theories and strategies in relation to other religions
OPEN APR 27, 2020 – JUL 01, 2020
1,050 $

Contents of the course in detail

World Religions: Introduction to the major non-Christian religions
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • World mission

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Midterm essay examination (50%).
Term paper (50%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

Required reading (20 hours)

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.