MIS4600 Sharing Your Faith with Buddhist Friends

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. George Terry

Course Description:

Survey of the significant cultural and theological issues and challenges that frequently complicate the effective communication of the gospel in Buddhist contexts. Students will identify potential bridges for effective missional dialogue and assess evangelism models with regard to their biblical consistency and cultural relevancy. Prerequisite: History of Buddhism

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students need to understand the fundamental worldview differences between Buddhism and Christianity. By identifying the similarities that can be used to build bridges, and by knowing the stories from Scripture that relate to the core tenets of the Buddhist worldview, students can engage in effective missional dialogue.

Why This Course Is Important:

Fundamental worldview differences between Buddhists and Christians make it difficult to communicate the Gospel to Buddhist friends. By identifying the similarities and differences between Buddhist teachings and Christian doctrines, students will be equipped to share their faith in ways that are appropriate in Buddhist culture and meaningful to the Buddhist worldview.