Gospel, Salvation and Other Religions
Western Seminary

Gospel, Salvation and Other Religions

This course presents a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, and compassionate to encourage Spirit-powered mission.

Course at a Glance

Western Christianity’s interaction with world religions used to be, for the most part, overseas. Today, “religious others” often live next door. At a changing time when one public prayer spoken during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was addressed to “O god of our many understandings,” the evangelical Christian church should do more than simply dismiss non-Christian religions as pagan without argument or comment. The Church needs a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission.

Beginner

7 hours

About this Course

Organized in a multiple lesson format, the course provides video lectures, lesson notes and quizzing modules.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Theology of Religions
  • Lesson 2: Exclusivity of Christ
  • Lesson 3: Christ as the Center of Scripture
  • Lesson 4: The Old Testament and Religions
  • Lesson 5: Are There Many Gods?
  • Lesson 6: The New Testament and Religions
  • Lesson 7: Universalism
  • Lesson 8: Pluralism
  • Lesson 9: Inclusivism
  • Lesson 10: The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  • Lesson 11: The Holy Spirit in the New Testament
  • Lesson 12: Critical Questions

FAQ

What do I need to take this course?
You will need an Internet connection and a Bible.

Who is this course for?
This course is for those who desire to better understand the Gospel and how it is different from false religions.

Instructors

Todd Miles
Dr. Todd Miles

Dr. Todd Miles is Associate Professor of Theology at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Oregon State University, the M.Div. from Western Seminary, and his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.