DTH012 Modern Cults & Christian Religion.
UNIT 1: Introduction & Definition
- LECTURE1: Introduction to Cult
- LECTURE 2: Modern Cults
- LECTURE 3: The Jehovah’s Witnesses
- LECTURE 4: Seventh Day Adventism
LECTURE 2: Modern Cults
- LECTURE 5: Cherubim and Seraphim
- LECTURE 6: Celestial Church of Christ
- LECTURE 7: Christian Science
UNIT 3 Non-Christian Religions
- LECTURE 8: Unification Church
- LECTURE 9: Bahai Faith
- LECTURE 10: Islam
- LECTURE 11: Ancient Gnosticism
UNIT 4: MORE ON NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGION
- LECTURE 12: ECUMENISM
- LECTURE 13: RASTAFARIANISM
- LECTURE 14: BUDDHISM
- LECTURE 15: NEW AGE CULTS
At the end of this unit, students should be able to:
- Define Cults.
- Highlight the Occultic or Cultic Practices.
- List out five (5) characteristics of Cults.
DTH012 Modern Cults & Christian Religion. There are two main definitions of cults: theological and sociological. While the theological definitions concentrate on the sect’s non-orthodox belief system. Sociological definitions emphasise the sect’s behavioural traits.
Theologically speaking, a cult is a religious movement that arises from and departs from an earlier accepted faith; in other words, it is a group that professes to be followers of a faith but disregards its teachings.
Any religious movement that adheres to a set of theological principles that differ from those that are commonly accepted is considered a cult.
The emphasis in sociological definitions is on behaviours that deviate from accepted social norms in the group’s environment. Therefore, a cult may be characterised sociologically as a group that deviates from the accepted consensus to express drastically dissimilar ideas, whether they be actual or imagined, feasible or impractical, or morally upright or immoral.
At the end of this course, the student will be entitled to a certification issued from Anchor University, Lagos.
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