The course examines the growth of inter-religious relations as a positive response to the challenges of religious plurality in our globalised world and an antidote to religious extremism. It traces the stages in the emergence of this interfaith development, the scriptural and theological resources that religions brings to this engagement, and how building relations across the religious and cultural divisions is beneficial to multi-religious societies like Australia.
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1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theological rationale and motivation for interreligious relations;
2. Analyse the scriptural and theological resources that empower this interfaith movement;
3. Employ empathy for religious and cultural others with integrity to their own tradition and openness to learn from their dialogue partner;
4. Demonstrate understanding of contemporary models as well as civic and ecclesial institutions that facilitate interreligious and intercultural exchanges;
5. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
The course addresses the emerging need for interreligious relations, contextualising the history of interfaith movements and providing students with the context to develop their own skills at interfaith dialogue.
This course replaces the following course(s): THEO3022. Students who have successfully completed THEO3022 are not eligible to enrol in RELT2023.
Essay: Essay 1
Essay: Essay 2
Online Learning Activity: 5 x Online Discussion Board
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term