REL 402 - World's Living Religions

Exam and Final Project


Mid-Term Grades

  • There will be no Mid-Term Exam
  • Midterm grades will be calculated on the reports and essays received by 9am, Wednesday, March 9, 2016

 

Final Exam, for submission by 9 am, WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017

 

Final Project, for submission by 9 am, Monday, May 8, 2017 - Three Papers

  1. Compare and contrast Christianity with one of the religions or New Religious Movements derived from it.
  2. Compare and contrast Islam with one of the religions or New Religious Movements derived from it.
  3. Compare and contrast Hinduism with one of the religions or New Religious Movements derived from it.

 

NOTE - for the purposes of these Papers, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Eastern Orthodoxy are counted as groups within Christianity - they are not a sect, cult, NRM, or other religion. Likewise, Sunnis, Shi'ites, and Sufis are counted as groups within Islam, rather than a cult, sect, NRM, or other religion. If in doubt about your choices, check with the instructor.

Each paper should be two to four pages in length

When comparing and contrasting a sect or cult with its parent religion, describe :

  • Who was the founder of the NRM, and why did he/she break away from the parent religion
  • Are extra writings regarded as Sacred
  • Are extra writings regarded highly, though not as Inspired
  • How do the teachings of the NRM differ from those of the parent religion
  • What is the history of the NRM after the break-away
  • What are the relations between the NRM and the parent religion (persecution? suspicion? excommunication? laissez-faire? amicable?)

Remember to cite your sources

Use MSWord or a text editor such as Notepad to prepare and save your work, then submit it as one document to Turnitin via the Blackboard link

 

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