4. Research Paper: 30 % (June 6th) The research paper will be a 2000-word essay
4. Research Paper: 30 % (June 6th)
The research paper will be a 2000-word essay about a world religion.
This research paper on a world religion will consider the similarities between Christianity and another world religion such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Islam, Baha’i, Judaism, or Taoism.. It will seek to answer the question of whether the similarities are significant or not. The essay will include a biography of the person who started the religion, an overview of their teachings, how those teachings are similar to and different from Christianity, and an explanation of whether the similarities and differences affect whether both religions could be true.
Your essay should contain at least one resource per page. Online resources are allowed but should be balanced with hard copy sources.
Required Texts and Materials:
Chatraw, Joshua D., and Karen Swallow Prior. (2019) Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic.
Niebuhr, H. Richard. (2001). Christ and Culture. New York: Harper and Row.
Hexam, Irving. (2019) Encountering World Religions: A Christian Introduction. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic.