EM021-712 - Living Faiths
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Category developing unitB
evangelism missiolUnit Discipline
96cps of study, including 36 cps at AQF level 6
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code EM421. Unit exclusions: EM054-512
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
Demonstrate Functional knowledge and understanding of a selection of non-Christian Living Faiths.
B. Be able to
1. Critically Analyse the historical development of a selection of non-Christian living faiths.
2. Discuss the beliefs and practices of a selection of non-Christian living faiths
3. Present Critical evidence-based perspectives on a selection of non-Christian living faiths
C. Be in a position to
1. Applying perspectives and skills from ‘Living Faiths’ to contemporary Christian life and ministry practice as a reflective practitioner
The historical roots, beliefs, practices, cultural influences and contemporary reforms in TWO, THREE or FOUR of the following living faiths: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Australian Aboriginal religions, primal religions.
This unit's indicative bibliography is currently being revised. Students should contact their home college for further details at the time of taking this unit.
Bhaskarananda, S., The Essentials of Hinduism (Seattle: Viveka, 2002).
Burnett, D., The Spirit of Buddhism (Sussex: Monarch 2003).
Catherwood, C., Christians, Muslims and Islamic Rage (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003).
Gross, R. M. and T. C. Muck (eds), Buddhists Talk about Jesus, Christians Talk about the Buddha (New York: Continuum, 2000).
Lehmann, A. C., et al, Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural (6th ed.; New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004).
McDowell, B. A. and A. Zaka, Muslims and Christians at the Table: Promoting Biblical Understanding (Phillisburg: P&R, 1999).
Robinson, G., Essential Judaism (New York: Simon & Shuster, 2000).
Telushkin, J., Jewish Literacy (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001).
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