Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.
to the Comparative Theology class.
In this course we will examine most of the mainline Religions and some of the more well-known "Christian" cults. We will learn some of their major doctrinal beliefs and then compare them with the Bible. The King James Version of the Bible will be considered the final authority for all issues of
Method of study:
textbook one section at a time. Not more than one
section should be completed each week. Some sections will take
more than one week to complete.
At the end of each section you will
and take the Section
Test that corresponds
with the section you just finished studying. All tests are
"open book," which means you may use your textbook while
taking the tests.
NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring
Only. Therefore, if you want to keep track of your
progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course
Record Form on which you
can record the information for this course.
Minimum attendance for each lesson is 1 week.
- Minimum attendance for the entire course is 11 weeks.
completing a test:
you failed a test then you should give one day to restudy of that entire section and then retake
the test. Repeat this process until you finally pass the test.
the test but missed
some of the questions
on any test, then you should review the section corresponding to that
test and find the correct answers to any questions answered
incorrectly. Your copy of the test, which is automatically
emailed to you, will give you the correct answers for comparison to
verify that you have found the correct answers in the study
material. This process will afford you the best opportunity
to gain the most from your study of this course.
You will find the links for the section tests in the
textbook at the end of each section. Take those tests as you
come to them.
- You will find
the link to the Final Test as well as the Password Retrieval link in the textbook.
you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed
all of the corresponding tests, and found the correct answers to any
questions missed on any test, then you will Retrieve the Password
and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the
the final test then you should give one day to restudy both the textbook and all of
the section tests and then retake the final test on the day after
you failed it. Repeat this
process until you pass the Final Test.
you miss any questions
on the Final Test, then you should review the textbook and all of
the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you
process will afford you the best opportunity to gain the
most from your study of this course.
Click textbook name to access the textbook for the
There is a direct link to the Final Test in each textbook. Should they not work for some reason, return here and use this direct link.
Textbook is offered in two different formats. You may
choose whichever one you prefer.
Dr. VanBuskirk (html file, 850 kb)
Comparative Theology by Dr. VanBuskirk (pdf file, 599 kb)