REL3390 Theology of New Religious Movements

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. John Marriott

Course Description:

Examination of dominant and common themes in the aberrant theologies of new religions and compares and contrasts them with Christian orthodoxy. Attention will be paid to aspects of theology proper, soteriology, revelation, harmartiology and Christology.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students need to know the important theological differences between orthodox Christian theology and new religious movements. This class will compare and contrast the theology of several new religious movements with sound Christian theology.

Why This Course Is Important:

Students who are going to minister to those in new religious movements need to know what NRMs teach and where the teachings differ from sound Christian theology. With this understanding, students will be able to engage people who follow NRMs in ways that are discerning and theologically helpful.