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WORLD RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS II

 

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REL 134 Week 1 Studying Religion (2019 Latest)
 

This assignment offers you the opportunity to explain the commonalities found in different religions, provide examples of situations involving ethics that are faced by people in the world today, and identify contemporary challenges and issues related to religion. 

Complete Studying Religion.

Submit your assignment.

Studying Religion

Select and complete either Option A or Option B.

 

Option A: Written Summary
 

Write a 525- to 750-word paper that addresses the following topics:

 

 

 

What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of at least two different religions.
 

 

What place does religion have in making ethical decisions? Include specific examples of situations involving ethics faced by members of a religion today.
 

 

Aside from ethical challenges, what are some contemporary challenges and issues related to religion?
 

 

 

Include specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week 1 readings, such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses,the removal of one’s shoes before entering a place of worship, bathing and baptism as methods of spiritual purification, or refusing to eat certain types of meat. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar.

Format your paper according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.You may find helpful resources for completing your assignment in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

 

Option B: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation
 

Prepare a 10- to 12-slideMicrosoft® PowerPoint® that addresses the following topics:

 

 

 

What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of at least two different religions.
 

 

What place does religion have in making ethical decisions? Include specific examples of situations involving ethics faced by members of a religion today.
 

 

Aside from ethicalchallenges, what are some contemporary challenges and issues related to religion?
 

 

 

Include specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week 1 readings, such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses, the removal of one’s shoes before entering a place of worship, bathing and baptism as methods of spiritual purification, or refusing to eat certain types of meat. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar.

Use bullet points and images or graphics to illustrate your main points.

Present your presentation.

 

 

 

Local campus students: Give a 10- to 15-minute oral presentation accompanied by your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.
 

 

Online and directed-study students: Write detailed speaker notes for each slide of your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.
 

 

 

Cite your references.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.You may find helpful resources for completing your assignment in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

REL 134 Week 2 Jewish History  (2019 Latest)
 

This assignment allows you to learn more about Jewish history by taking a closer look at the holy days, major sects of Judaism, and a particular key person in Jewish history.

Complete Jewish History.

Submit your assignment.

Jewish History

 

Part 1: Common Holy Days in Jewish Religious Traditions
 

Complete the table below with information aboutJewish holy days. Identify at least seven Jewish religious holy days and place each holy day in the correct season (time of year). Provide a brief explanation of each holy day you identified.

Note: An example has been provided. You may add additional rows or move the text fields to different locations within the table as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 

(September – November)
Winter 

(December – February)
Spring 

(March – May)
Summer 

(June – August)
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Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an 8 day-long Festival of Lights. It is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria, as well as the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.
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Part 2: Major Sects of Judaism
 

Select three major sects of Judaism to compare and contrast. Identify them in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sect of Judaism
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Sect of Judaism
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Sect of Judaism
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In the table below, list at least two similarities and two differences among the sects of Judaism you selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similarities
Differences
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Part 3: Summary
 

Write a 525- to 700-word summary that includes the following:

 

 

 

A description of the life and importance of one key person in Jewish history
 

 

An explanation of one key event in the history of Judaism that is connected to that person
 

 

A description of any rituals, symbols, or sacred texts in Judaism associated with this event or person
 

 

Brief explanation of Jewish ethics
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary
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Include references formatted according to APA guidelines. You may find helpful resources for formatting citations in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References
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REL 134 Week 2 Knowledge Check (2019 Latest)
 

1.

The Jewish view of God is best expressed as

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

God is an impersonal force.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

God is creator and judge.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

God is the pattern of nature.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

God created the world but does not interfere in it.

2.

The Jewish Day of Atonement, the most sacred day of the Jewish year, is

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Hanukkah.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Passover.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Yom Kippur.

3.

The Jewish Sabbath is kept from

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sunrise Saturday to sunrise Sunday.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sunrise Saturday to sundown Sunday.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sunrise Sunday to sunrise Monday.

4.

Judaism traces itself back to what legendary patriarch who is written about in the book of Genesis?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Moses

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

David

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Abraham

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Nehemiah

5.

“Covenant” means

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

restoration.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

overthrow.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

vision.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

contract.

6.

The biblical book that describes the origins of the human race is

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Proverbs.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Genesis.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Isaiah.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Psalms.

7.

The three categories of the Hebrew Bible are

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Torah, Prophets, and Proverbs.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Psalms, Chronicles, and Proverbs.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

History, Prophets, and Psalms.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Torah, Prophets, and Writings.

8.

According to the Book of Exodus, what disaster was the last to strike the Egyptians?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

plague of frogs

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

hail

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

darkness

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

death of firstborn male children

9.

Another name for the Torah is

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Nevi’im.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Tanakh.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Pentateuch.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Ketuvim.

10.

Contemporary Judaism has split into four parts. The part which encourages non-literal, individual interpretation of traditional beliefs is called

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Reform Judaism.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Reconstructionist Judaism.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Orthodox Judaism.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Conservative Judaism.

 

 
 

 

 

REL 134 Week 3 Christianity Presentation (2019 Latest)
 

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® comparing two of the following branches of Christianity:

 

 

 

Catholic
 

 

Orthodox
 

 

Protestant
 

 

 

Include a brief history of the two traditions and a comparison of their approaches to the Bible, art, specific symbols, and rituals as well as core beliefs, and ethics. You might consider visiting one or more of these churches in person or exploring church websites to add your own experiences.

Present your Christianity presentation.

 

 

 

Local campus students: Give a 15- to 20-minute oral presentation accompanied by your Microsoft®PowerPoint®
 

 

Online students: Write detailed speaker notes for each slide of your Microsoft®PowerPoint®
 

 

 

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. You may find helpful resources for completing your assignment in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

Submit your assignment.

 

 
 

 

 

REL 134 Week 3 Knowledge Check (2019 Latest)
 

1.

In Jesus’ time, what power controlled Israel?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Greece

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Egypt

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Persia

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Rome

2.

The Protestant Reformation was started by

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

John Calvin.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Martin Luther.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

John Wesley.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Meister Eckhart.

3.

Which of these books is found in the New Testament?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Genesis

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Samuel

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Psalms

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Hebrews

4.

Perhaps the most important ritual of Christianity is a sign of entry into the church, or

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

baptism.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

anointing.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

ordination.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

infallibility.

5.

Easter, as a celebration of the resurrection, is associated with the color

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

red.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

green.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

violet.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

white.

6.

The major Christian rituals, such as baptism and Eucharist, are often called

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

confessionals.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

rosaries.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

indulgences.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sacraments.

7.

The view that the end of the world is near is called

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

messianism.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

apocalypticism.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

adoptionism.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

monophysitism.

8.

Literally, “gospel” means

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

preparation.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

repentance.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

contract.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

good news.

9.

In 1054, what happened between the Eastern and Western Church?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

They compiled a Bible on which all Christians could agree.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Their leaders differed on the official date of Easter.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Their leaders excommunicated one other.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

They moved the capital of the empire to Constantinople.

10.

“Orthodox” literally means

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

guided tradition.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

correct belief.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

one nature.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

eastern side.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

REL 134 Week 4 Understanding Islam (2019 Latest)
 

This week, you have the opportunity to provide a brief summary of what you have learned about Islam. You will also explore differences between various groups within Islam and understand current practices today.

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Understanding Islam

 

Part 1: Summary
 

Write a 350- to 525-word summary of the most significant events in the history of Islam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary
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Part 2: Important Elements
 

Write a 1- to 2-sentence explanation ofthe importance to Muslims of each of the elements listed in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qur’an
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Five Pillars
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Ramadan
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General Islamic Ethics
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Part 3: Similarities and Differences
 

Selecttwo of the branches of Islam (e.g., Sunni, Shia/Shiite, Sufi) to compare and contrast. Identify them in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch of Islam
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Branch of Islam
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Describe at least three similarities and/or differences, including at least one similarity and one difference in how these two branches of Islam practice their traditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similarities
Differences
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Include references formatted according to APA guidelines. You may find helpful resources for formatting citations in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References
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REL 134 Week 4 Knowledge Check (2019 Latest)
 

1.

Islam particularly stresses

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

oneness of God.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

having only one wife.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

pilgrimage to Jerusalem once in a lifetime.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

prayer twice each day.

2.

Islam literally means

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

submission.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

tradition.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

purity.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

devotion.

3.

Observant Muslims do not allow

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

interracial marriage.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

alcohol.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

pilgrimage.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

divorce.

4.

Muslims trace themselves back ultimately to what great patriarch?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Paul

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Abraham

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Moses

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Isaac

5.

A remembrance of what Muhammad said or did is called

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

caliph.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

hadith.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Shia.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Hajj.

6.

Regarding the afterlife, Muslims believe

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

in reincarnation until one reaches perfection.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

in heaven and hell.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the soul ascends to the top of the universe.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the individual dissolves into the divine essence.

7.

Muhammad was born and raised in

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Marrakesh.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Medina.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Mysore.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Mecca.

8.

Which country had a large Muslim population for almost 800 years?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Italy

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Kenya

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Poland

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Spain

9.

The Islamic month of fasting is called

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Lent.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Hajj.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Ramadan.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Nisan.

10.

The chanter who calls people to prayer is called

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

muezzin.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

salat.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

qiblah.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sawm.

 

 
 

 

 

REL 134 Week 5 Religion Analysis (2019 Latest)
 

This week, you have the opportunity to compare and contrast alternative religions with the traditional Western religions. You will also consider how the role of women in these religions has changed over the years.

Complete Religion Analysis.

Submit your assignment.

Religion Analysis

Select one alternative religion (e.g., Church of Scientology, Transcendental Meditation, Wicca, Druidry) and one traditional Western religion (e.g., Judaism, Christianity, Islam) to research and compare in this assignment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Religion
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Western Religion
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CompleteParts 1 and 2 below.

 

Part 1: Similarities and Differences
 

In the table below, list at least two similarities and two differences between the religions you selected. Some categories to consider include holy days, symbols, rituals, core beliefs, ethics, and the role of women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similarities
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Part 2: Analysis
 

Write a 350- to 525-word analysis of the similarities and differences between the two religions you selected. Discuss how the faiths are practiced and how they are perceived by those outside of the faithsin terms of the similarities and differences you noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis
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Include references formatted according to APA guidelines.You may find helpful resources for formatting citations in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References
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