The goal of this course is to familiarise students with the particular dogmas and practices of historical churches, denominations and small fellowships, whose adherents we encounter on a daily basis.


Specific competences

The students become familiar with the specific teachings and practices of the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic and Unitarian Churches. Furthermore, we investigate the traditional Neo-Protestant denominations (Baptist, Adventist, Pentecostal) and the already rooted and expanding communities (Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Faith's Church).

General competences

Extensive knowledge of the different denominations helps the students to dismantle certain prejudices, by measuring the weight and importance of shared Christian heritage, and at the same time developing their critical abilities, through which they can distinguish between truly important matters of faith and secondary or unimportant religious matters. In these courses and seminars, we strive for the authentic representation of a community by its own members. Thus, the courses serve to deepen ecumenical attitude and mutual respect of each other's values.

Total estimated time

Classroom study Course Seminar Practice
2 hours/week 1 1 0
28 hours/semester 14 14 0
Individual study Hours/sem
Total estimated time 80
Studying course notes and bibliography 20
Further documentation in libraries, electronic platforms, or on the field 20
Preparing essays, papers, or documentation 10
Personal tutoring 2
Total individual study 52


1. Oral exam based on the bibliography - 50%
2. Written paper on and presentation of one of the elected subjects - 50%


Collection of studies




  • Németh Sándor (2016): Új Exodus. Budapest: Hit Gyülekezete, 30 old.