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This unit provides an overview of the major World Religions including the place of Christianity in the religious arena. It offers a framework for understanding the classification of religions as well as the chronological development, adaptation, geographical distribution, worldviews, and cultural impact of world faiths. A summary of major religious innovators/figures, central doctrines/teachings, sacred myths and texts – including potential emerging world religions – will lead into a discussion concerning appropriate Christian responses to the world’s religions and their adherents. Indigenous values such as respecting others and story-telling are central to the approach utilized in this course.
(NAIITS Indigenous unit – open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants)
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue