REL4590 New Religions, Their Worldviews & Culture

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

Exploration of the nature and role of both worldview and culture of new religions. This course seeks to discover how new religions view, evaluate and make sense of reality. The course also will provide a glimpse into the cultural and lived experience of adherents in new religions.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students desiring to engage members of new religious movements need to be able to both understand the worldviews of new religious movements, but also have the ability to contextualize the gospel in order to effectively minister to those in new religious movements. This course will provide students with the knowledge of how worldviews construct reality, and basic worldview tenets of new religious movements. Having this knowledge is essential to being able to contextualize the message of the gospel for members of new religious movements

Why This Course Is Important:

Worldviews and culture are two powerful forces that shape who we are as individuals. Yet, these two forces operate in the background of our lives, mostly unnoticed. By analyzing both the role and content of worldviews and culture, students will be better equipped to minister to those in new religious movements.