World Religions in Christian Perspective

The unit World Religions in Christian Perspective presents information on the major world religions and explores Christian perspectives on these religions.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline


Credit Points



9 credit points in Theology and 9 credit points in Mission



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the characteristics and functions of religion in society from an interdisciplinary perspective, and examine the relationship of major religions to the cultures and societies from which they emerged
  2. Summarize the history, beliefs, and practices of several world religions, comparing and contrasting these with Christian beliefs and practices
  3. Develop a Christian theological conceptualization of other religions that includes respect for different beliefs and practices, and willingness, where appropriate, to learn from their insights
  4. Appraise various strategies for dialogue and for sharing the Christian Gospel with adherents of the religions studied
  5. Apply knowledge and strategies learned in this unit towards interaction with and ministry among adherents of other faiths.
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