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Units (Subjects)

Living Faiths

AQF: 6/7/8

* Please note: Due to COVID-19, this unit will be offered in 'off-campus mode', that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.*

Friday Unit


2.5 billion people in the world follow Islam or Buddhism. Perhaps God has given you an interest in helping Muslims or Buddhists find Jesus?

This unit will help you do that. In it, we explore the basic beliefs, practices, and some deeply held assumptions of Muslims and Buddhists. You will discover not only the formal elements of these two faiths, but also something of the everyday needs, and fears of their practitioners. You will hear from several Buddhists and Muslims how they practice their faith and why it is important to them, and you will discuss both their faith and your faith in Jesus with a practitioner of one of these religions.

AQF level: 6/7/8
Times: Fridays 9.00am-9.50am + 9.55am-10.40am + 11.05am-11.55am
Dates: 24, 31 July; 7, 21, 28 August; 4, 18, 25 September; 16, 23, 30 October; 6 November
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Lecturers: Dr Richard Schumack and Johan Linder
Credit Points and Costs:
AEM021 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $792
EM021-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2400
EM021-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - $2400
EM021-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2400

If you are interested in this unit, please feel free to contact our registrars for more information. We also encourage you to contact us to ensure your choice of unit is suitable for your level of study or course that you might be working towards.

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