Methods and Approaches to Interfaith Study:
This module aims to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue interfaith studies at the postgraduate level. The module covers the historical, social, and theological importance of interfaith studies and introduces you to a number of methods of study.
This module adopts a thematic approach to studying interfaith matters, by bringing together a host of different snapshots of how religions have interacted in history and in our contemporary world. You will be introduced to ongoing research in a variety of fields and from a number of prominent scholars, all helping to widen your interfaith horizons.
This module delves deeper into the interaction between two religious faiths, Christianity and Islam, which have a long and complicated joint history. The module will examine the early relationship of the two, theological points of similarity and difference, and contemporary interactions.
This module brings together the religious traditions of Judaism and Christianity and examines their similarities and differences. In addition, the module explores the history and contemporary form of antisemitism, as well as the scriptural and theological justifications given for it.
Chinese Religions at the Grassroots:
This module seeks to examine critically the role of Chinese religions and spirituality at the grassroots level of contemporary and historical China. The module also examines the way in which methods and approaches to religious study in China differ from those more commonly adopted.