GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONS: Your contributions should be thoughtful and developed. Answer all parts of the question and use concepts from the course materials. Use a professional style of communication, with attention to grammar, spelling, and typos; cite your sources.
- THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF RELIGION
If you were to take a college class on religious traditions, do you think the academic study of religion might require you to adjust your approach? Explain your answer.
Choose two of the five world religions (Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism).
Choose two elements (values, beliefs, myths, practices, ritual, etc.)
Objectively (not personal) compare/contrast the same two elements of the two religions
RESPONSE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 300 WORDS
To address the following questions, consider the four approaches to religion described in the introduction to this module: exclusivism, inclusivism, pluralism and empathetic interest in other people.
Which of these four approaches do you take in your everyday life, and why?
Describe a friend, acquaintance, or relative whose approach to religion is different than yours. What approach do they take? Given your different approaches, how would you communicate with them about religion?