The research essay will explore how a particular religious tradition has responded to a specific problem or issue in the modern era. Students can select any religious tradition that we have touched upon throughout the course and select from the following issues: environmental concerns/ethics, fundamentalism, gender roles, questions pertaining to sexuality, and the issue of religious diversity/pluralism. This is a research essay and students will be expected to use a minimum of five academic sources. Students are permitted to use the textbook as a source but must use four additional sources, which may include scholarly books or journal articles. The essay must be a minimum of 5-6 pages (1,500-1,700 words) in length but students may to write up to a maximum of 8 pages. In addition, students are expected to include a title page (name, student number, course information & essay title), in-text citations, and a bibliography at the end of the essay. It is preferred that students use the Chicago Style citation method by students may also use APA or MLA. **Wikipedia may NOT be used as a source. Essay Topic: Religion in the Modern World For the research essay, students will select a particular contemporary issue on which to focus. Such issues may include (but are not limited to): environmental ethics the role of women issues of gender and sexuality (i.e. homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion, birth control, assisted reproductive technologies etc.) bioethics and medical technologies (i.e. transplants, blood transfusions, etc.) Students will research the varied responses that may exist within a specific religion (such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Indigenous Traditions, or New Religious Movements) and the research essay should address the following questions: How has the tradition you have chosen responded to the selected issue? Has there been a varied response by different sectarian groups within that tradition? Have religious officials/institutions justified their position using sacred texts? Did you find both conservative and liberal viewpoints on the chosen topic? Additionally, students must articulate a thesis statement or argument after their preliminary research has been completed. This will be the basis for the research essay, which must go beyond description and include some critical analysis.
The purpose of your paper is to show how your selected theme was first viewed/understood in the Old Testament (OT), and then how it is viewed/understood in the New Testament (NT), i.e., how did the NT reinterpret this theme? Identify and discuss similarities, differences, and changes to the meaning of this theme. (Please note: there may be more than just one understanding of this theme in both the OT and the NT, and you should indicate if that is the case.) Use ONLY the following resource that’s available as an e-Book (click on this title!): The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology (and a Bible approved for this course).
why do some religious communities take on social justice issues as critical to their faith? how can religion play a role in contributing to discussions about inequality, racism, gender equality and other social justice issue? what do they have to contribute to these dialogues?
Please identify and explain in your own words the significance of the following terms as fully and succinctly as possible. Be sure to identify the religion that each term is associated with. 1. Bar Mitzvah 2. Baptism 3. Sangha 4. Qu?ran 5. Circumcision 6. Ganesha 7. Kaaba 8. Gospels 9. Samsara 10. Paul of Tarsus 11. Mahayana Buddhism 12. Trimurti 13. Martin Luther 14. Synagogue 15. Four Noble Truths 16. Five Pillars of Islam 17. Avatar 18. Arhat 19. Hijra 20. Passover 21. Bhakti 22. Impermanence 23. Rabbi 24. Shahaadah 25. Predestination In writing your answers, identify the concepts and explain them as fully as possible. Aim for approximately three sentences per term — short, one-sentence responses will not be sufficient. IMPORTANT: All submissions will be passed through anti-plagiarism software, so be sure you are submitting only your own work.
In his essay, “Of the Faith of the Fathers” (vol 2, Ch 11), W.E.B. DuBois, in speaking about black religion, observed that there were three things that “characterized this religion of the slave — the Preacher, the Music, and the Frenzy” (p. 113). Were DuBois alive today, might he say something similar, given the video clips on Father Divine, Sweet Daddy Grace, and Reverend Ike? Are there one or two other characteristics (beside the preacher, the music, and the frenzy) that he might add to his original three? [500 word essay]
Students will write a paper describing one of the three doctrines listed here (Jesus as Deity, the Holy Spirit or Eternal Life) as described/developed by John. Only focus on this doctrine as described/developed by John. The majority of the content and use of Scripture must come from what John?s Gospel says about the doctrine chosen. The paper must contain at least 5 full pages of content (not including title page or bibliography) and must be double-spaced. In addition to an introduction and conclusion, students must reference the Bible, the Kostenberger and Morris textbooks, and at least two outside sources. Proper reference and citation (2-3 per page) of the two textbooks, and at least two outside sources is a must. Failure to cite quotations will result in a failing grade. In addition, they must follow Turabian style. The Theology Paper is due by the end of Module/Week 7. *** Must have access to textbooks 1.[Leon Morris (2015). .Jesus Is the Christ: Studies in the Theology of John. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Retrieved from https://app.wordsearchbible.lifeway.com] 2. [Andreas Kstenberger (2017). Encountering John. Baker Academic. Retrieved from https://app.wordsearchbible.lifeway.com]
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