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.
|DURATION||8 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|PACE||TUTOR GUIDED STARTING APRIL/29/2020|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||120 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
One of the main pastoral tasks is providing biblical counsel for congregation members. The necessary knowledge and skills for this practice are best won in specific courses and practical training exercises. Foundational to this is a basic understanding of the various facets of modern Psychology.
“Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, but what resulted was the Church.” This quote from the French theologian Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), draws the entire set of problems of the Church, as well as the theology of the church (Ecclesiology) to a sharp point.