ST 111 - Christianity & World Religions

Module Level

8

Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Tutorials: 3 hours Assignment: 15 hours Private study: 60 hours

Assessment

Continuous Assessment: 40% Final written exam: 60%

Module Aims

  • To offer a general introduction to the main religious traditions of the world
  • To look at the place of religion in the world
  • To look at avenues for inter-religious dialogue

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise features of the universal quest for meaning and how religions provide responses to that quest
  • Describe the origin and development of a select number of the World Religions (e.g., Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam)
  • Outline the essential characteristics of the beliefs of these religions Examine their attraction for the modern world
  • Understand the challenges arising for religion in the world most notably fundamentalism
  • The universal quest for meaning and the phenomenon of the world religions Belief convictions and rituals in the religions if SE Asia(Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; Sikhism); and Islam
  • Understand fundamentalism across the world religious spectrum The relationship between Christianity and the major world religions and issues arising (Nostra Aetate, Dominus Iesus)