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View of Afterlife

View of Afterlife REL 212: World Religions Provide a rationale for choosing this category. What is compelling about this category? Why is it important in the study of religion? My rationale for choosing this category is there are many different variations of an afterlife, such as the belief of heaven or hell, reincarnation, and a […]

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Differences in Islam

Week 8 Discussion for World Religions – REL212 “Differences in Islam” Please respond to the following: •Discuss the main similarities and differences between at least two sects of the Islamic religion. •Discuss the overall role of women in the Islamic religion. Name at least two ways in which the role of women is different in

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REL212 Week 2 Discussion for World Religions Hindu Way of Life

Week 2 Discussion for World Religions – REL212 “Hindu Way of Life” Please respond to the following: Explain the key ways in which the teachings of the Vedas influence the daily lives of Hindus According to theories advanced by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European scholars, the highly organized cultures of the Indus Valley and other parts

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Understanding Religions and Indigenous Sacred Ways

Week 1 Discussion for World Religions – REL212 “Understanding Religions and Indigenous Sacred Ways” Unlike many of the world’s major religions, indigenous religions often centers their spirituality within the context of the natural world and on particular geographic features, including bodies of water, trees, mountains, animals and everything is perceived as being alive with sacred

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5 Ks of Sikhism

Week 9 Discussion for World Religions – REL212 “5 Ks of Sikhism” Please respond to the following: •Identify the 5 Ks of Sikhism, and explain which one intrigues you the most. The five Ks are: Kesh (uncut hair) Various reasons and symbolisms have been put forward for the Sikh practice of keeping hair uncut. Throughout

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Weekly World View Chart

Religion Origin of All Things Nature of God View of Human Nature View of Good and Evil View of “Salvation” View of After Life Practices and Rituals Celebrations and Festivals Week 1Indigenous Peoples Bursts of Cosmic Energy creates everything God is in everything Humans should be in touch with nature and all that is around

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