to one question from Group I and one question from Group II, then
respond to one more question from either group (your choice), for a
total of three questions answered. Each response should be 300 words,
for a total of 900 words total.
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and Beliefs (Chapter 10, pp. 376-405)
Spread of Islam (Chapter 10, pp. 406-433)
(Chapter 11, pp. 434-458)
Religious Movements (Chapter 12, pp. 459-495)
in the 21st Century (Chapter 13, pp. 496-517)
and contrast what is known about the life of Muhammad with one of
the following religious founders: Buddha, Confucius, Zarathushtra,
or Jesus. What are the most significant similarities and differences
between Muhammad and whoever else is selected? Explain.
have been the interrelationships between Judaism, Christianity, and
distinguishes a Sunni from a Shi’ite Muslim? Explain.
specific examples, explore some of the different interpretations of
Islam proffered by Islamists and more moderate Muslims.
the key teachings of Sikhism and explain how military power became a
part of Sikh tradition during the time of the Gurus.
is the Guru Granth Sahib? What is its significance within Sikhism?
How is it incorporated into worship practices at Sikh gurdwaras?
does the emergence of multiple new religions imply about the success
of mainstream religions in meeting human needs? In your discussion,
describe and evaluate some of the theories proposed for explaining
why people convert to new religious movements.
the difference between a catastrophic millennial movement and a
progressive millennial movement using specific examples.
describe Neo-Paganism and Deep Ecology. What role does nature play
in these new religious movements?
discuss the current trend to understand oneself as being “spiritual”
as opposed to “religious” and what this designation implies.