World Religions and the Christian Worldview MIN220 (20 Credits)

This course aims and explore the Christian worldview as well as the relationships (including cultural perspectives) to introduce students to other Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic world religions. This course is a level 6 course and gives the student a choice of 3 out of 4 possible components listed below.

Islam - 5 credits

This component is an introduction to Islam and its origins. It will evaluate the influence of Islam on traditional Moslem cultures. It will examine the practices and beliefs of Islam. It will evaluate and how Christianity and Islam have interacted historically and today. It will contrast the Islamic and Christian worldviews.

Hinduism & Buddhism - 5 credits

This component is an introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism and their origins. It will evaluate the influence of  Hinduism and Buddhism on their respective cultures. It will examine the practices and beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism. It will evaluate and how Christianity and Hinduism and Buddhism have interacted historically and today. It will contrast the Hinduism and Buddhism and Christian worldviews.

Primal Religion - 5 credits

This compoenent will introduce the student to traditional religions around the world. It will evaluate the common features of these traditional religious beliefs and contrast them with the Christian worldview. 

Secular Humanism - 5 credits

Secular Humanism is dominant cultural influence in the Western world. This component will introduce the student to the assumptions and worldview of Secular Humanism contrasting it with the Christian worldview and evaluate the effects of Secular Humanism on culture.