NRM6891EN - Evaluating Wicca and the Occult

Course description

Evaluation of the worldview of Wiccans, Satanists and the Free Masons in light of Biblical teaching. Students will gain the knowledge required to communicate the dangers of the occult by synthesizing the unbiblical elements shared by all occult groups. Consideration will be given to effective means of communicating with those in the occult.

How this course benefits students

Students ministering to those in the occult need to be aware of the beliefs and lived experience of Wiccans, Satanists, and the Free Masons and know the important theological differences between orthodox Christian theology and these religious movements. This class will compare and contrast the theology of specific religious movements with sound Christian theology.

Why this course is important

This course is important because it provides students with the knowledge of the beliefs and lived experience of those in the occult. In order to effectively minister to those in the occult, students need such knowledge.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
New Religious Movements
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will assist students in developing a biblical understanding of the occult.

Missionally driven

Students wanting to minister to those in the occult need to have an adequate understanding of the beliefs and lived experience of members of the occult.

Contextually informed

This course will assist students ministering to those in the occult and the unique traditions they indwell.

Interculturally focused

Those in the occult come from multiple ethnicities, cultures, and philosophical traditions. This class takes that into consideration.

Practically minded

Possessing knowledge of the occult provides students the ability to practically engage in discussion with adherents of occult religious movements.

Experientially transformed

Students are encouraged to interact with adherents of the religious movements being studied.