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World Religions

Aims of the Module 

This module aims to develop a critical understanding of specific world religions and to enable students to evaluate Christian responses to these faiths. 


Intended Learning Outcomes 

On successful completion, you will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of academic approaches to the study of religion 

2. Critically evaluate varied Christian perspectives on other religions in light of the Bible, tradition and contemporary trends 

3. Demonstrate ability to critically evaluate contemporary world-wide trends in religion and religiosity 

4. Compare and critically evaluate the main teachings and practices of specific world religions 

5. Reflect critically upon personal experience of a visit to a place of worship of another faith 


Indicative Module Content 

This module will introduce academic approaches to the study of religion, including insider and outsider perspectives, functional and substantive approaches, psychological understandings, etc. It will explore selected world religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam and Christianity. Inclusion of readings from texts, visits to places of worship of other faiths and other material will encourage fair understanding and personal reflection. It will encourage students to prepare for critically informed engagement with people of other faiths. 



Portfolio 2500 words 50% 

Portfolio 2500 words 50%