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COMPARATIVE THEOLOGY



Welcome 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 comparison.

  • Method of study:
    - Study the 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 stop 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.

  • We do 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.

  • ATTENDANCE:
    - Minimum attendance for each lesson is 1 week.
    - Minimum attendance for the entire course is 11 weeks.

  • After completing a test:
    If 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.
    -   If you passed 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.

  • SECTION TESTS
    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.

  • FINAL TEST
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    You will find the link to the Final Test as well as the Password Retrieval link in the textbook.
    Once 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 course.
    If you fail 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.
    If 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 missed. 
    This process will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most from your study of this course.

  • Textbook:  Click textbook name to access the textbook for the class.
    Textbook is offered in two different formats.  You may choose whichever one you prefer.

    Comparative Theology  by Dr. VanBuskirk (html file, 850 kb)
    Comparative Theology by Dr. VanBuskirk (pdf file, 599 kb)

  • Final Test 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.