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Catholic Answers School of Apologetics: World Religions: A Snapshot Online Course

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Successful evangelization and apologetics require not just knowing your faith but knowing your audience. Different groups of people have different objections to Catholicism—the difficulties a Protestant may be facing with the Church (trying to understand Catholic teaching in the light of Scripture) will likely differ significantly from the difficulties facing an atheist who rejects the very idea of Scripture. But what if the person you’re speaking to believes in a non-Christian religion?

In this course, Joe Heschmeyer (Catholic Answers’ newest apologist) tackles that question, looking at the biblical view of other religions to answer questions such as:

  • Why care what other religions teach?
  • How should a Christian view other world religions?
  • How do we know that Christianity is uniquely true? What distinguishes it from the other religions of the world?
  • What’s the difference between faith and religion?
  • What should you do if you know nothing about the other person’s religion?
  • What, if anything, can we learn from other religions?
  • Perhaps most importantly, what are some good icebreaker questions to help you find out more about where the other person is coming from and what he believes?

Particular lessons explore the basics of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Sikhism, and Taoism. If you want to know how to be a better Christian witness, or if you’re just curious about what the rest of the world believes, this is your starting place!

**Online Course - 24 Lessons + PDF Study Guide - Running Time 3 Hours, 20 Minutes

 *Bulk Pricing for Parish or Classroom use is available. Please call our Customer Service Team at 1-888-291-8000 for more information.

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Joseph Heschmeyer
Online Course, 24 Lessons (Run-Time 3:20)
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3 Reviews

  • 5
    World Religions: A Snapshot

    Posted by Tracey on Jul 6th 2022

    This was a enjoyable short-course which equips the student with a basic knowledge of the world's major religions. Each lesson takes no more than 10-15 minutes and is well explained. It has not only increased my understanding of other people's religions but has deepened my own.

  • 5
    Excellent Course

    Posted by Jim Townsend on Jun 28th 2022

    Great overview of the major religions.

  • 5
    Great overview

    Posted by Daniele on Jun 15th 2022

    The course is well taught, Heschmeyer gives reasons why it is important to know other religions and explains their main beliefs. Thank you for your work!

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