World Religions

Course number: DEGS0101 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: World Religions examines major world religions, modern trends and the impact of spirituality

Course Description: Participants in this course will develop a broad, basic knowledge of the main world religions with special focus applied to Christianity, Islam and Judaism. This course will also afford students an overview of Buddhism, Hinduism and Shinto. The underlying theme of this course will be to investigate each of these religious movements with a view to enable students to engage adherents of other religions with a caring and humble attitude and in so doing, defend orthodox Christianity.

Course Textbooks: 
Can Evangelicals Learn From World Religions? Jesus, Revelation & Religious Traditions. Gerald R. McDermott. August 2000. ISBN: 0830822747
Families of Faith An Introduction to World Religions for Christians, Paul Martinson, ISBN: 0800632222

    Instructor:  Burton Janes

Biography: Burton K. Janes lives in Newfoundland where he is the Managing Editor of Good Tidings, the official publication of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland & Labrador, & Archivist with the denomination. He and his wife, Sherry, live in Bay Roberts with their children, Krista & Christopher, & their border collie, Madisyn.

On a hot day, Burton enjoys an ice cold glass of water.

Memorial University, St. John’s, NL (B.A., Religious Studies, 1977; minor, Philosophy)
Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, ON (Dip.Th., 1979)
Memorial University (M.A., History, 1991)