Details for Exploring Islam

This unit will provide the basis for understanding Islam as a religion as observed in the world today. To do so it explores the historical, cultural, theological, philosophical and political background of Islam. This is necessary for understanding the complex cross-currents of Christian-Muslim Relations in contemporary society. It will also point the student towards effective approaches to Muslim evangelism and discipleship.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CCM505
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey


Awards offering Exploring Islam

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Discuss the religious history of Islam, including key figures and events;
  2. Analyse the central elements of Islamic faith and practice;
  3. Analyse and evaluate the changing face of Islam in the modern world;
  4. Differentiate key areas of similarity and difference between Christianity and Islam;
  5. Critique typical misconceptions about Islam;
  6. Critically appraise the various Christian approaches to effective interaction with Muslims;
  7. Compare and evaluate opportunities for engaging in positive communication and developing relationship with Muslims.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to Islam
  • History of Islam
  • Muhammad and His Teachings
  • Muhammad’s Successors and Teachings
  • Islamic Expansion and Colonialism
  • Islamic Sects - Sufi
  • Further Islamic Sects / Spiritual World
  • Concepts of Being / Power / Muslim Distribution
  • Sources of Authority in Islam
  • The Qu'ran/ Community Consensus
  • Concept of Law/ Custom and Law

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Postings (20%)
  • Report on visit to a Mosque (30%)
  • Major Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided