M8143
Introducing Islam

The unit Introducing Islam provides an in-depth introduction to Islam, the second-largest religion in the world and a significant part of the context in which the Christian mission is carried out today. Accordingly, it serves as a foundational unit in Missiology. It enables students to acquire the historical background necessary for understanding the impact of Islam in the modern world and the importance of Christian-Muslim relations in contemporary society.

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. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the key persons, events, and movements in the origins, development, and history of Islam
  2. display a perceptive understanding of the central elements of Islamic faith and practice
  3. engage in a constructive dialogue with Muslims in an informed, respectful and sensitive way
  4. analyse Islamic beliefs and values, identifying areas of continuity with Christianity that could foster open Christian-Muslim dialogue
  5. apply knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to promote better relations between Christians and Muslims.
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