The purpose of the course is to provide students with a foundation for understanding the literature of the New Testament and to apply its teachings to their lives. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course introduces the student to the Old Testament as a record of God’s working in history and in the life of Israel as a foundation of what He is doing in the world today.  It is a foundational course that inducts all Daystar students into a Christian approach to learning and professional formation rooted on the God’s revelation and His relationship with Israel, and its application to their lives in their preparation as instruments of the transformation of their society.  It is intended to enable the learners to organize their lives through the formation of a godly worldview that informs their identity and character; their relationship with creation and fellow human beings; as well as their life, career choices and professional development. Through this course, the learner is expected to find and take their position in God’s mission in the world where all disciplines find their place.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an introductory study to Philosophy whose aim is to bring about at least three kinds of changes in the students who take the course: Development of certain belief habits and or skills; Alteration in the students’ attitudes; and Change in the students’ knowledge (DAC).


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.