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Religious Studies: Near Eastern World Religions
 The material found on this page is dedicated to my studies on world religions with a particular focus on Near Eastern World Religions: Judaism, Christianity, & Islam. 

If interested in seeing some of the most significant places of religious worship in the Holy Land, consider participating on one of our biblical tours of Israel.  See tab on "Israel tours" for more details (tab is on left side). 
The Western Wall in Jerusalem. 
Lecture 1: What is Religion?
 This powerpoint presentation is in PDF. 
Lecture 2: Development of World Religions Chart
 This chart adapts Dr. Winfried Corduan's work on original monotheism and provides his brief summary of world religions from his book, A Tapestry of Faiths: The Common Threads Between Christianity & World Religions. 
Lecture 4: Summary of Notes on Judaism for Mid-Term Exam:
Summary notes for mid-term are no longer available.
Absolute Name of G-d in Exodus 3:14
 This is a helpful chart that unpacks the ontological nature of G-d in Exodus 3:14. It is in PDF. 
Names of G-d in Hebrew Bible
 This handout is in PDF. 
The Creed of Moses Maimonides
 This handout is PDF. 
Biblical Covenants in Judaism
 Here is a powerpoint presentation in PDF for visual learners in the class regarding the biblical covenants. 
Biblical Covenants Outline In Judaism
 This is an outline of the Biblical Covenants as discussed in class. Know this outline for mid-term exam. It is in PDF.
Timeline for Jewish People & Israel Nation
 This historical timeline is in PDF.
Chart on Genesis
Know this chart for exam. It is in PDF.
Chart on Exodus
 This is a chart on Exodus from a Judeo-Christian interpretation. This chart will not be testable material. It is in PDF. 
Historical Reliability of Hebrew Scriptures
 This chart will soon be uploaded. You will not be tested on it. 
Summary Notes on Zoroastrianism
Summary notes are no longer available.
 This chart focuses on both the periods of Zoroastrian history and the ancient Indo-Aryan religion. It is in PDF.
Lecture 1a: A Closer Look at Worldview Thinking
 This is a supplement to my discussion on why so many people have so many different views when it comes to religious beliefs, positions, and views. 
Lecture 4: Why Jewish and Gentile Christians Believe Jesus is the Messiah Predicted in Hebrew Bible
 Here is an expanded discussion of my lecture on why Jewish & Christians believe Jesus is not only the God-man, but the predicted Messiah of the Hebrew Bible. It is in PDF. 
Lecture 8: Summary Notes on Pneumatology
 You are not responsible to know the historical development section of pneumatology. 
Lecture 9: Anthropology and Harmartology
 Here are summary notes on anthropology and harmartiology. It is in PDF. 
Lecture 9b Harmartiology
 Here is a powerpoint that compliments summary notes on Christianity's views regarding harmartiology.
Copy of the Pseudo-Ephraim
 This is a 4th-7th century document affirming a futuristic view of eschatology including a pretribulational rapture and a future Anti-christ. Not necessary to know for final exam. 
Lecture 10: Christianity's Views on Eschatology
 Here is a summary of the eschatological positions we have discussed in class. This compliments your lecture notes. It is powerpoint in PDF.  No need to know covenant premillennial or progressive dispensational millennial views for final exam. 
Lecture 1 Introduction to Islam by Anila Punjwani
 Here is the powerpoint used by our guest speaker in introducing Islam to all of us. 
Lecture 3: Summary Notes on Islam
Notes are no longer available.
Review Guide for Final Exam
This review for final exam is no longer available.
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