Lesson Schedule and Readings
As we go through the second run of this course I am hoping to give each lesson a page of its own. Each page will have the slides that have been used in the class alongside readings. Please click the title and it should take you to the page.
There is also a podcast to accompany the course. Each episode utilises the slides that accompany the lessons. It is available on all podcast providers:
Lesson 7: Buddhism and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ
James D. Holt (2015) Religious Education in the Secondary School: An introduction to teaching, learning and the World Religions Chapter 9 (email James for a scan of the chapter)
Spencer J. Palmer, “Buddhism,” Ensign, June 1972, 66–74.
Spencer J. Palmer and others, Religions of the World , 49–72.
Readings that may be of interest
Mahathera, Narada (1995 ) Buddhism in a Nutshell Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Dharma Education available at http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/nutshell.pdf
Littlefair, Sam What is Suffering?
Armstrong, Karen The Buddha
Bechert, H and Gombrich, R (1991) The World of Buddhism, London, UK: Thames and Hudson
Chryssides, G (1988) Introduction to Buddhism, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
Cush, D (1990) Buddhism in Britain Today London, UK: Hodder
Hawkins, BK (1999) Buddhism, London, UK: Routledge
Keown, D (1996) Buddhism: a very short introduction Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Kulananda (2001) Buddhism, London, UK: Thorsons
Schmidt-Leukel, P (2006) Understanding Buddhism, Edinburgh, UK: Dunedin
Lessons 8 and 9: Islam and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ
Hugh Nibley, “Islam and Mormonism—a Comparison,” Ensign, Mar. 1972, 55–64.
James A. Toronto, “A Latter-day Saint Perspective on Muhammad,” Ensign, Aug. 2000, 50–58.
Spencer J. Palmer and others, Religions of the World , Brigham Young University, 213–42.
Palmer, Spencer J. (ed.), Mormons and Muslims: Spiritual Foundations and Modern Manifestations, Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University
BYU Studies 40:4 LDS Scholars Engage Islamic Thought
James D. Holt (2015) Religious Education in the Secondary School: An introduction to teaching, learning and the World Religions Chapter 12 (email James for a scan of the chapter)
James Holt (2019) Beyond the Big Six Religions: Expanding the Boundaries in the Teaching of Religion and Worldviews email James for a scan of the chapters mentioned
James Holt (2020) The boundaries of Islam
James Holt (2020) On Holy Ground: Islam
Lesson 10 Sikhi and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ
James D. Holt (2015) Religious Education in the Secondary School: An introduction to teaching, learning and the World Religions Chapter 14 (email James for a scan of the chapter)
Taunalyn Rutherford (2017) Studying Sikhs and meeting mormons, Sikh Formations, 13:1-2, 114-131 (email James for a pdf of the article)
Taunalyn Rutherford (2018) A Mormon Pilgrimage to Sikh Sacred Practice, Text, and Temple. In: Gustafson H. (eds) Learning from Other Religious Traditions. Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
James D. Holt (forthcoming) Understanding Sikhism Bloomsbury
Readings which may be of interest
Mansukhani, Gobind Singh (2007) Introduction to Sikhism Fourteent Edition New Delhi, India: Harkunt Press
Nesbitt, Eleanor (2005) Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Cole, W.O. (2004) Understanding Sikhism Edinburgh, UK: Dunedin Academic Press
Cole, W.O. and Sambhi, P.S. (1995) The Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices Brighton, UK: Sussex Academic Press
Kalsi, S. S. (1999) Simple Guide to Sikhism Folkestone, UK: Global Books
Mann, G.S. (2004) Sikhism Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Nikky-Gunninder Kaur Singh (2011) Sikhism, An Introduction
Riya Atwal (2021) Royals and Rebels
Khushwant Singh A History of the Sikhs Volumes 1 and 2
Gurharpal Singh and Darshan Singh Tatla (2006) Sikhs in Britain: The Making of a Community
Lessons 11 and 12 Christianity and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ
James D. Holt (2015) Religious Education in the Secondary School: An introduction to teaching, learning and the World Religions Chapter 10 (email James for a scan of the chapter)
James D. Holt (2019) Beyond the Big Six Religions: Expanding the Boundaries in the Teaching of Religion and Worldviews email James for a scan of the chapters mentioned
“Interfaith Dialogue: A Way Forward in Setting Ground Rules” in Sacred Tribes Journal Volume 7 Number 1 (2012), pp. 70-79
Readings that may be of interest
Blomberg, C. (2002). Is Mormonism Christian? In F. Beckwith, C. Mosser, & P. Owen. (Eds.), The New Mormon Challenge. (pp. 315-333). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Blomberg, C. & Robinson, S. (1997). How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and Evangelical in Conversation. Downers Grove: Inter Varsity Press.
Coleman, G. (2007, May). Mom, Are We Christians. Ensign, pp. 92-94.
Keller, R. (1986). Reformed Christians and Mormon Christians: Let’s talk. Ann Arbor: Pryor Pettengill.
Keller, R. (1997). Restoration Fulness. In S. Palmer, R. Keller, D. Choi, & J. Toronto. (Eds.), Religions of the World. A Latter-day Saint View. (2nd. Revised and Enlarged ed., pp. 257-276). Provo, Utah: BYU.
Keller, R., & Millet, R. L. (Eds.). (2005). Salvation in Christ Comparative Christian Views. Provo: Religious Studies Center, BYU.
Madsen, T. (1974). Are Christians Mormon? BYU Studies, 15(1), 73-94
Mauss, A. (1994). The Angel and the Beehive: the Mormon Struggle with Assimilation. Illinois: University of Illinois.
McConkie, J. F. (1994). Sons and Daughters of God. The Loss and Restoration of Our Divine Inheritance. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft.
McConkie, J. F. (1995). Here We Stand. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
McConkie, J. F. (1998). Answers. Straightforward Answers to Tough Gospel Questions. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
McConkie, J. F. (2007). The First Vision and Religious Tolerance. In K. P. Jackson, & A. C. Skinner. (Eds.), A Witness for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J Matthews. (pp. 181-200). Provo: Religious Studies Center, BYU.
Millet, R. L. (1998). The Mormon Faith. A New Look at Christianity. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Millet, R. L. (2003). After all we can do… Grace Works. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Millet, R. L. (2004). Getting at the Truth. Responding to Difficult Questions about LDS beliefs. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Millet, R. L. (2005). A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints. Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans.
Millet, R. L. (2007). Joseph Smith and ‘The Only True and Living Church’. In K. P. Jackson, & A. C. Skinner. (Eds.), A Witness for the Restoration: Essays in Honor of Robert J Matthews. (pp. 201-232). Provo: Religious Studies Center, BYU.
Millet, R. L. (2007a). What Do We Really Believe? Identifying Doctrinal Parameters Within Mormonism. In J. M. McLaughlan, & L. Ericson. (Eds.), Discourses in Mormon Theology. (pp. 265-282). Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books.
Millet, R. L. (2007b). The Vision of Mormonism. St. Paul: Paragon House.
Millet, R. L., & Reynolds, N. B. (Eds.). (1998). Latter-day Christianity. Provo: FARMS.
Millet, R. L., & Johnson, G. (2007). Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Converstaion between a Mormon and an Evangelical.New York: Monkfish.
Millet, R. L., & McDermott, G. (2007). Claiming Christ. A Mormon- Evangelical Debate. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press.
Mouw, R. (2006). Joseph Smith’s Theological Challenges: From Revelation and Authority to Metaphysics. BYU Studies, 44(4), 213-22.
Musser, D. & Paulsen, D. (Eds.). (2007). Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press.
Neilson, R. (Ed.). (2008). Global Mormonism in the 21st century. Provo, Religious Studies Center, BYU.
Paulsen, D. (2005). Joseph Smith challenges the theological world. BYU Studies, 44(4), 175-212.
Paulsen, D. (2006). Are Christians Mormon? Reassessing Joseph Smith’s theology in his bicentennial. BYU Studies 45:1, 35-128.
Robinson, S. (1992). Believing Christ: The parable of the bicycle and other good news. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Robinson, S. (1993). Are Mormon’s Christian? Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.
Shipps, J. (1993). Is Mormonism Christian? Reflections on a complicated question. BYU Studies 33:3, 438-465.
Lesson 13: Rastafari and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ
Holt, James (2019) Beyond the big six religions. Exapanding the boundaries of the RE classroom Chester, UK: University of Chester Press
Barnett, Michael (2005). The many faces of Rasta: Doctrinal diversity within the Rastafari movement, Caribbean Quarterly, 51(2), 67–78.
Barrett, Leonard E. (1997) . The Rastafarians. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Bedasse, M. (2010). Rasta evolution: The theology of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Journal of Black Studies, 40(5), 960–973.
Cashmore, Ellis (2013) . Rastaman: The Rastafarian movement in England. Abingdon. UK: Routledge.
Clarke, Peter B. (1986). Black paradise: The Rastafarian movement. New Religious Movements Series. Wellingborough, UK: The Aquarian Press.
Edmonds, Ennis (2012) Rastafari. A very short introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Kitzinger, Sheila (1966). The Rastafarian Brethren of Jamaica. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 10, 9(1) pp. 33–39.
Kitzinger, Sheila (1971). The Rastafarian Brethren of Jamaica. Michael M. Horowitz (Ed.). Peoples and cultures of the Caribbean (pp. 580–588). Garden City, NY: Natural History Press.
King, S. (1998). International reggae, Democratic socialism, and the secularization of the Rastafarian Movement, 1972–1980. Popular Music and Society, 22(3), 39–64.
Middleton, Darren (2006). As it is in Zion: Seeking the Rastafari in Ghana, West Africa, Black Theology, 4:2, 151–172.
Murrell, Nathaniel Samuel (2000). Tuning Hebrew Psalms to reggae rhythms: Rastas’ revolutionary lamentations for social change. CrossCurrents, 50(4): http://www.crosscurrents.org/murrell.htm
Murrell, Nathaniel Samuel, Spencer, William David, & McFarlane, Adrian Anthony (Eds.). (1998). Chanting down Babylon: Rastafarian reader. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
Nicholas, Tracy & Sparrow, Bill (1979). Rastafari: a way of life. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.
Reckford, Verena (1998). From Burru Drums to Reggae Ridims: The evolution of rastamusic. In Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, William David Spencer & Adrian Anthony McFarlane, (Eds.). Chanting down Babylon: Rastafarian reader (pp. 231–251). Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
Roskind, Robert (2001). Rasta heart: A journey into one love. Blowing Rock, NC: One Love Press.