World Religions course

"It is a stubborn fact that non-Christian religions are radically different from Christianity." — J. I. Packer

The World's Living Religions course at Southern Nazarene University course deals with the beliefs and practices of the religions (other than Christianity) of our world. It is similar to those courses sometimes titled Comparative Religions. This course will give students an understanding of religions such as Animism (including Wiccan), Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and others.

During the semester, we will utilize not only written materials and lectures by the professor, but also videos and appearances by guest speakers from those religions. Fortunately, for the purposes of this course, we have some great resources in the Oklahoma City area for doing field trips.

Plus: Keep your ears open during the semester. If you discover a student on campus who has grown up in one of these religions, let me know. We can try to have them come to class for an interview.

photo of class nenbers
visiting a Hindu temple

World Religions class during a field trip to Oklahoma City's Hindu temple

What past students have said

"It has helped me take a critical look at what I believe and why."
"It opened my eyes to how diverse even Oklahoma is."

Most courses at SNU contain a writing component.
I expect students to produce written work that is focused, well developed, organized and relatively free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Papers falling short of this standard will not be graded. That work will be returned to the students for further revision and resubmission.
See my writing checklist.

Some external resources

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