This unit provides an introduction to Islam by looking at its historical development, the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the place of the Quran in Islamic life, central beliefs & practices of Muslims, as well as historical Western and Christian interactions with Islam and Muslims. Particular attention will be paid to understanding the spiritual world and daily life of Muslims in various contexts, as well as barriers and bridges that can inhibit or facilitate understanding, positive interaction and fruitful encounters with Muslim neighbours. The unit will include talks and discussions with Muslims about their faith, as well as a visit to a local Mosque.
Outline the historical development of Islam.
Outline the central beliefs and practices of Muslims.
Articulate the importance of the Quran and the role of the Prophet Muhammad in Islam.
Articulate popular Islamic beliefs and practices.
Critique historical interactions with Muslims that have led to misunderstanding and confrontation.
Two Level 1 units in Fields B C and/or D
Lectures, tutorials, site visitation
1,000 word book report
|Project Report or Project Journal||
1,500 word research project
2,000 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Jul, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-04 15:05:08 +1000