a)      To introduce the student to basic Christian Theological ideas, so that he/she can understand them, see how they are rooted in scripture and learn something about how they develop over the time.

b)      To challenge the student to think through these ideas, how understandable they are, their constituency with each other and biblical revelation and their relevance to human experience.

c)      To help the student develop critical thinking skills.


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The course will explore the origins of Christianity and Islam in Africa, factors leading to the spread of each the faiths in the continent. It will seek to understand the Islamic faith, beliefs and practice. Moreover, it will provide an overview of the fundamental doctrines of the two faith communities and emerging international issues pertaining to the two religions.


The course will explore the origins of Christianity and Islam in Africa, factors leading to the spread of each the faiths in the continent. It will seek to understand the Islamic faith, beliefs and practice. Moreover, it will provide an overview of the fundamental doctrines of the two faith communities and emerging international issues pertaining to the two religions.

This course surveys and analyzes the impact of Christianity and Islam on African communities. This will be accomplished by reviewing their historical backgrounds on their founding, founders, main beliefs and practices, methods of expansion, their impact on the development of African countries and communities. Largely, the course will identify the role of these two faiths in political, economic and social development of the modern African communities.