After the introduction to the concept of religion, People and Their Beliefs surveys ten of the prominent living religions of the world: animism of the Majority World, religions of India (Hinduism and Sikhism), of East Asia (Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Shintoism), and of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). The course treats the origins, development, tenets, and literature of each religion and evaluates each in the light of Christian concepts.
The course concludes with an analysis of the departure of heretical sects from orthodox Christian principles. The overall purpose is to stress the abundant life in Christ.
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