Writing Assignment: Comparing Abraham Religions Paper
Write a 5-6 page research paper examining some beliefs, and practices that the three religions of Abraham hold in common. You paper will also include a discussion of three major sources of conflict between them.
Part 1of your paper will include a comparison of two (2) doctrines or beliefs that each religion holds in common with the other, for example: God, Judgment, death or the afterlife. You will also compare two 2 rituals or sacred practices celebrated in each religion, for example: Sabbath, Holy Days or Festivals. Some questions you may want to address are: How are they alike? Different? What role, if any, did history play in their believes and practices? You are not limited to these questions. You may want to formulate your own. The purpose of the Part ! of the paper is reflect on the similarities between the three religions.
Part 2 of your paper will focus on the development of and the continuing conflict between the three religions. To do this you will identify and discuss three major sources of conflict between them. For example, how does land become a source of conflict? What particular beliefs or doctrines have heightened their division? How does scripture play a role in their conflict?
Part 3 - Reflecting on their commonality and on the sources of conflict, discuss some possibilities for for resolving these differences and/or getting along together in the world. Looking around the world, and in their respective histories, there is evidence that these three communities of faith have managed to coexist in peace and goodwill at various times and in various places. What has made this possible? How could it be a factor in creating peaceful relations between them during the 21st century?
Textbook, Course Document lectures, the Pluralism Project (Google Pluralism Project, located at Harvard University) and World Religions Index online resources (link provided below). You may also use two other resources (of your own choosing) from the internet.
Cite sources using MLA style format .
Include a MLA style Works Cited page.
RESOURCES TO CONSIDER
Brodd et al. Invitation to World Religions. New York: Oxford, 2012. Print.
World Religions Index(Copy and paste the URL to use )
World Religions Index 2(Copy and paste the URL to use )
Formatting Requirements: Put your name, course and section number, and assignment title clearly at the top of the document. Use at least one-inch margins and a twelve point font. Use double line spacing in the document.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/14/2015 12:00 pm