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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İLH457 927001 4 7 3
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
By examining the sacred texts of the main objective religious traditions, it is necessary for the religions of the living world to know what the sacred books are, how they are compiled, how to compile them, and to make them understand the conception of the students by comparing the places in the sacred books.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mahmut AYDIN & Prof.Dr. Cengiz BATUK
Learning Outcomes
  1. The student who takes this course will have knowledge about the main contents of the sacred boks
  2. Students who take this course will learn what religions are and how they compose sacred books.
  3. Students will learn by comparing the places in the sacred books that have some confusion in religious life.
  4. The students are short stories and they will have knowledge about how the mythological discourse emerged and developed.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts, New York, 1991.
W. C. Smith, What is a Scripture, London, 1993.
Baki Adam, Yahudi Kaynaklarına Göre Tevrat, Ankara, 1997.
Richard Cooke, New Testament, London, 2009
Kitab-ı Mukaddes (Yeni Ahit ve Eski Ahit)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Some of the common subjects in the Qur'an and other sacred books and papers will be discussed with students in this course by comparative method. Parallel verses in the Qur'an and the Bible will be identified and negotiated. Mythological materials and narratives will be examined comparatively in the Sacred Books.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Introduction to the Secred Books: The Secred Books as a Text
2.Understanding the Scriptures and Hermeneutics Method
3.Formation Process of the Old Testament (Tanah) and General Context
4.Formation Process and Content of the New Testament The Formation Processes of the Gospels, Their Content and Their Value
5.The Sacred Manuscripts and Contents of Religions of Indian Origin
6.Qur'an and Other Scriptures
7.Parallel verses in the Qur'an and the Holy Book
8.Comparative Mythological Materials and Stories in the Scriptures
9.Midterm Exams
10.The Role of Mythology in Scriptural Meaning
11.Comparative Biblical Violence, Women, Moral Essentials, Death and Beyond
12.Some Scriptural Concepts of Religious Experience
13.Criticism of the Holy Scripture
14.General Assessment
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination160
Attending Lectures1420
Writing Paper120
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14570
Writing Paper111