This subject studies non-Christian living faiths, exploring the historical roots, beliefs, cultural influences and contemporary reforms of two of the follow: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and primal religions. Students will gain an appreciation of the insights to be found in these faiths, and develop a sensitivity to their world-views.
Directed reading and essay learning tasks
P. G. Hiebert, Understanding Folk Religion: A Christian Response to Popular Beliefs and Practices (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker 1999).
D. Burnett, World of the Spirits: A Christian Perspective on Traditional and Folk Religions (London, UK: Monarch, 2000).
J. Jomier, How to Understand Islam (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1989).
A. F. Fernando, et al, Buddhism Made Plain (revised ed.; UK: Orbis, 1985).
R. H. Robinson, et al, The Buddhist Religion (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1982).