World Religions/Comparative Denominations

Contact info: Mrs Brittany Mathews - 816.241.5478 - [email protected]

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.


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.

World Religions Syllabus

Fingerprints of God - Weekly Prompt List

Semester 1 - World Religions & Practices

Christianity - 

Islam - 

  • Click here to watch "Inside Islam"
  • Read "How to respond to Muslims" by CPH
  • Notes
  • Group Project - Five Pillars of Islam Visual Representation
  • Compare and Contrast - Places of worship (Church & Mosque)
  • Virtual Mosque Tour
  • Other Virtual Mosque Tours
  • Articles on Islam
  • Click here to watch Al Fadi's "From Law to Grace" - a jihadi muslim converts to Christianity
  • Response to Islam
  • Review
  • Test

Buddhism -

World Practices - 
Student led group reports:

  • Psychics (Crystal Balls, Palm Reading, Tarot Cards)
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Zoroastrianism (Iran)
  • Reading Tea Leaves/Tasseography
  • Wicca
  • Greek and Roman gods and goddesses
  • Channeling (Clairvoyance and levitation)
  • Shintoism (Japan)
  • Shamanism (Medicine men and women)
  • Horoscopes (Astrology and zodiac signs)
  • Presentations
  • Review
  • Test

Judaism - 

  • Student led stations
  • Review
  • Test

Hinduism - 

  • Review for Final
  • Final Exam

Semester 2 - Cults & Comparative Denominations

Cults - 

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

  •  Review
  • Test

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)- 

Christian Denominations - 

  • Presentations on the assigned Christian Denominations
  • Baptist
  • Catholic
  • Orthodox
  • Anglican
  • Mennonite
  • Episcopal
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Salvation Army
  • Non-Denominational
  • Review
  •  Test

Personal Faith Unit and Wrap Up

  • Review for Final
  • Final Exam