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Using the following definition of religion: “Religion is (1) a system of symbols

Using the following definition of religion: “Religion is (1) a system of symbols which acts to (2) establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in [people] by (3) formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and (4) clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.” –Clifford GeertzA analyze yourself using the theoretical framework above. The purpose of this assignment is to assess whether you understand the basic concepts of…

• Question 1 How did the event at the Lotus Eaters’ Island relate to the avera

• Question 1 How did the event at the Lotus Eaters’ Island relate to the average Greek’s life? (What was the meaning for the listener?) • Question 2 What does the episode of Calypso reveal about the life of Greek men during this time? • Question3 How did Penelope keep the suitors at bay for so long? • Question 4 What was Penelope’s final trick to see if Odysseus was really her husband? 1-Choose a song you like or know…

Week #6 Project: Current Affairs Worldview Essay Throughout your studies in Wo

Week #6 Project: Current Affairs Worldview Essay Throughout your studies in World Religions, you have been introduced to a variety of religious worldviews that are impacting a society and the marketplace in a variety of ways that can be both positive and negative for a community. The task for your Week #6 Project is to write a Current Affairs Worldview Essay that demonstrates the contemporary application of such a religious worldview that is impacting a society’s marketplace today. Your essay…

You are a soldier in Abu Muslim’s army in 749 CE, marching on the Umayyad force

You are a soldier in Abu Muslim’s army in 749 CE, marching on the Umayyad forces in Iraq and Syria. Write a two-to-three-page (typed, double-spaced) account of yourself, your background, and your political and religious views. You should address the following questions: What is your ethnic background? What languages do you speak? When did your family convert to Islam? Are you one of the mawali? What are your attitudes towards the Umayyads? What are your attitudes towards the Family of…

Abbasid Soldier Diaries Midterm Paper You are a soldier in Abu Muslim’s army in

Abbasid Soldier Diaries Midterm Paper You are a soldier in Abu Muslim’s army in 749 CE, marching on the Umayyad forces in Iraq and Syria. Write a two-to-three-page (typed, double-spaced) account of yourself, your background, and your political and religious views. You should address the following questions: What is your ethnic background? What languages do you speak? When did your family convert to Islam? Are you one of the mawali? What are your attitudes towards the Umayyads? What are your…

In ministry leadership contexts, transformational leadership is often held up a

In ministry leadership contexts, transformational leadership is often held up as and ideal model for leadership. In this discussion please share your opinion of transformational leadership for ministry by writing three different paragraphs. Paragraph 1: Do you agree that transformational leadership is often the best approach in Christian ministry? Why or why not? Paragraph 2: What are some of the potential strengths of transformational leadership for Christian ministry? What are some of the potential weaknesses? Paragraph 3: Are there times…

THE 201 Paper 1 Due on BB, Friday, 5 October 2018 Worldview and Identity (appro

THE 201 Paper 1 Due on BB, Friday, 5 October 2018 Worldview and Identity (approximately 1500 words) Write a brief summary of your worldview and a statement of your identity. You may consider the following questions (you do not have to use all of these, merely a few) in considering your definition of matters of ultimate concern, and, no, of course, not comprehensively): Why are we here? What is meaning/purpose of life? What is the relationship between the individual and…

Upon completion of reading the Mover of Men and Mountains book, you will prepar

Upon completion of reading the Mover of Men and Mountains book, you will prepare a 5 page essay reflecting on the contents discussed in the book. You will use the following reflective essay questions to guide you in preparing your essay. Reflective Essay Questions Who was R.G. LeTourneau? What was R.G. LeTourneau famously known for? What legacy did Mr. LeTourneau leave, and how has that legacy impacted the LeTourneau community? Describe his Christian Faith and share his life scripture verse.…

Top Five Truths Develop a list of what you consider to be the Top Five Truths (

Top Five Truths Develop a list of what you consider to be the Top Five Truths (TFTs) from your readings of the textbook and instructor notes. Your truths need to be: Numbered 1-5 Written in complete sentences Substantive in nature. By substantive, I mean choose truths that best define and describe the religion you are studying. There are many things from which you can select but they should relate, in one way or another, to the aforementioned major doctrines focusing…

For this assignment you are required to sit down for a conversation with someon

For this assignment you are required to sit down for a conversation with someone whose religious identity differs from your own (this means that if you identify as Christian, for example, you should find a conversation partner who does not identify as such). The purpose of this exercise is for you to engage with someone else in conversation. That means that you will not only ask questions, but you will hopefully answer questions about your own beliefs, as well. Review…