Cross-cultural Formation

Designation: INCD 7683

Features of a culture’s repertoire such as story scripture, rites of passage, pilgrimages, worship traditions, social organizations, and other symbolic activities shape the worldview of its people. The cross-cultural study of religion examines the religious dimension of culture with a view to understanding its nature and function. Assuming that religiousness is a universal aspect of human identity, and that the tools and results of religious studies offer much to Christian discipleship, this course explores the relevance of some of the non-verbal forms typical of human religion for the process of discipling and formation.

Recommended Prior Study

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