World Religions/Comparative Denominations

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to Comparative Religions. With your cooperation we will work together to provide the best possible learning environment in which the student is successful.

Overview

This two semester course will briefly examine several major world religions as well as evangelical denominations that emerged from the Protestant movement.  The majority of the course will deal with training an effective response to the various cults of Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism in its various forms including the New Age Movement. We will discuss other major world religions as well as their practices, traditions, and beliefs.This is basically a training course in which students will learn to apply their knowledge of Biblically based Christian doctrine in a response to the teachings of Christian cults and non-Christian world religions.

Semester 1 - World Religions & Practices

World Religions Syllabus

Christianity - 
What is Christianity?
Click here to watch "What is Christianity"
Review
Test

Islam Powerpoint - 
Islam
Click here to watch "Inside Islam"
Review
Test

Buddhism -
Buddhism
Click here to watch "The Life of Buddha"
Review
Test

World Practices - 
Student led group reports
World Practices
Presentations
Review
Test

Break to prepare to lead chapel February 3rd

Judaism - 
Student led stations
Review
Test

Hinduism - 
Creation According Hindus
Hindu Holiday - Diwali
Field Trip to the Hindu Temple
Review
Test

Review for Final


Semester 2 - Cults & Comparative Denominations

Cults - 
Cults
Group Presentations on assigned Cults
Cults Group Report Requirements
Review 
Test 

We lead chapel on February 3rd

Jehovah's Witnesses - 
Movie: A Look At Jehovah Witness'

Jehovah's Witnesses Notes:
Jehovah Witness

Please click on the link below to take the Jehovah's Witnesses quiz between March 23-25. 
Jehovah's Witnesses Quiz


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)- 
Wednesday March 25th- Watch Movie: God Makers 1 &2
Due March 27th - After you watch the above video, email me your response to the following: What were 3 key concepts that stuck out to you from God Makers 1 & 2 and how could you apply them when speaking to a member of the Mormon Church in correlation to your faith? 

Monday, March 30th - I will upload a video of me speaking over the powerpoint to go along with the attached notes pack. You should have your "How to Respond to Mormons" book with you as well.
Mormonism student notes pack.doc

The review sheet can be found on the last page of the packet.

Test will be available to take online when we are done with this section.


Christian Denominations - 
Presentations on the assigned Christian Denominations
Review
Test

Personal Faith Unit and Wrap Up

Final Review Passed Out
Final Review in class
Final Exam