M8140
Encountering Living Faiths of the World

In our multi-faith world, a foundational understanding of various religious traditions other than Christianity is essential for anyone wishing to interact with their neighbours and broader society.

The unit Encountering Living Faiths of the World provides an introduction to the study of various religious traditions, their worldviews, and belief systems.  It also provides creative approaches for interacting with people of other faiths.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Mission

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Explain the characteristics and role of religion in society and the connections between religion and culture.
  2. Analyse key features of major world faiths and their unique challenges and connections they present to Christian evangelism.
  3. Defend a Christian theological approach to other religions.
  4. Evaluate strategies for engaging in interreligious dialogue with sensitivity, competence, and creativity.
  5. Apply strategies with creativity and initiative to interact with a person/people from another living faith in both personal and leadership contexts.
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