Religious Traditions

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Assessment Instructions

Select two of the major world religious traditions. Summarize the key features of each and contrast them with each other and with the Greek philosophical tradition. Write a report in which you consider the following:

  • What sensations, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are expressed in religious rituals?
  • How have religious traditions survived from their historical origins to the present day?
  • What social and cultural differences make it difficult for people from distinct traditions to relate to each other productively?
  • What power do these approaches have to transform individual lives?

Your report may well include reflection on the role of religious traditions in your own life, but develop your analysis of the issues independently of your own convictions.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Your paper should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
  • Length: 4–6 typed and double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Suggested Resources

Capella Resources

The contextual information in the following interactive offers a brief introduction to the four major religious traditions. With the accompanying quiz, you can check your own knowledge of the differences and similarities among their practices.

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Course Library Guide

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Bookstore Resources

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  • Fiero, G. K. (2016). Landmarks in humanities (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
    • Chapters 4–6.

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11/13/2018 Assessment 2 Context Print Assessment 2 Context Religion Like philosophy, religion deals with vital questions about human experience and the guidance of conduct, but its methods and appeals are typically quite different: Use of revelation instead of reason as a source of evidence. Focus on the sacred in distinction from the worldly. Reverence for the supernatural instead of concern with natural explanation. Appeal to emotional feelings through ritual reenactment. Preservation of long-term convictions with little allowance for doubt or change. Community emphasized more greatly than individual thought. Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam are four of the world's great religious traditions that have persisted for many centuries. Judaism Judaism emerged three thousand years ago with the move from Egypt to Canaan of a group of Hebrew tribes led by Moses, who introduced monotheism, or belief in a single deity. For their descendants, political success or failure was understood as divine reward or punishment. In the centuries that followed, the civilization grew more organized and gradually developed an extensive literature, written scriptures that were interpreted, communicated, and enforced by generations of rabbinical teachers. Liturgical practice included chants, music, responsive reading, and public prayer. Despite their later absorption into Hellenistic societies and later cultures, the Jews have preserved their tribal and religious identity through successive generations. Buddhism Buddhism arose during the same period in India, from the life and teachings of Siddhārtha Gautama. Years of spiritual searching and meditative practice led him to believe that life involves suffering that can be escaped only by cultivating humility, selflessness, and nonattachment. Variations on Buddhist teachings spread throughout India, Tibet, China, and Japan. Christianity Christianity combined elements from messianic Judaism, mystery cults, and Hellenistic culture to fashion an ethical faith system that emphasized compassion and forgiveness. Jesus himself was a gifted teacher who enriched and expanded traditional concepts from scripture but attracted crowds whose instability threatened authorities from the Roman Empire. After his death, the apostle Paul developed a theology of sin and redemption, expressed in writings that soon became the core of Christian scriptures, known as the "New Testament." Eventually, the movement was accepted by the Roman Empire and became an official part of culture in Western life. Its worship incorporated Jewish elements along with the ritual celebration of Jesus's death through the Eucharist. Islam Islam was founded by an Arab merchant named Muhammad who saw himself as the fulfillment of a tradition ranging from Abraham through Moses and Jesus to his own conception of the relationship between the community and the one God, Allah. The recitation of his teachings, recorded in the Qur'an, was shared with other people throughout the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and much of the world. During several centuries of stagnation in the https://courserooma.capella.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/HUM-FP/HUM-FP1000/180700/Course_Files/cf_assessment_2_context.html 1/2 11/13/2018 Assessment 2 Context West, Islamic scholars preserved, communicated, and extrapolated from the classical period's achievements in philosophy, science, and medicine. https://courserooma.capella.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/HUM-FP/HUM-FP1000/180700/Course_Files/cf_assessment_2_context.html 2/2 11/13/2018 Religious Traditions Scoring Guide Religious Traditions Scoring Guide CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED Assess the role of ritual in expressing religious traditions. Does not assess the role of ritual in expressing religious traditions. Explains the role of Assesses the role of Assesses the role of ritual in ritual in expressing ritual in expressing expressing religious religious traditions. religious traditions. traditions; assessment includes explicit connections between specific rituals and religious traditions. Describe the historical origins of selected religious traditions. Does not describe the Lists the historical historical origins of origins of selected selected religious religious traditions. traditions. Describes the historical origins of selected religious traditions. Analyzes the historical origins of selected religious traditions. Explain how selected religious traditions continue to influence contemporary life. Does not explain how selected religious traditions continue to influence contemporary life. Describes how selected religious traditions continue to influence contemporary life. Explains how selected religious traditions continue to influence contemporary life. Analyzes how selected religious traditions continue to influence contemporary life; analysis includes specific examples. Explain the transformative role of religious values in personal and professional life. Does not explain the transformative role of religious values in personal and professional life. Describes the role of religious values in personal and professional life. Explains the transformative role of religious values in personal and professional life. Explains the transformative role of religious values in personal and professional life; explanation includes specific examples from religious practices. Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Does not write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes in support of a central idea with inconsistent attention to format, grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistent format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. https://courserooma.capella.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/HUM-FP/HUM-FP1000/180700/Scoring_Guides/u02a1_scoring_guide.html 1/1 ...
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