Pick a religion, preferably not your own. Then write two paragraphs. For the first paragraph, suppose you are studying that religion as a religious studies major. What would you ask about it? For the second paragraph, suppose you are a theologian defending that religion. What would you say about it? The goal of this assignment is to show that you know the difference between a religious studies major and a theologian.
Limit your answer to one or two sentences for each question. Here is an example. Suppose you are looking at Islam. In the first paragraph, religious studies student might ask what the meaning of the Ramadan fast is to Moslems. In the second paragraph, a Moslem theologian might argue why keep the Ramadan fast.
Your answer should be between 150 and 300 words. Assignment must be typed in MS Word, where you can check grammar and spelling. After completing your assignment in Word, save the document, then click on “Add a File” button to attach the file and submit your assignment. Keep in mind that only one file is allowed per submission, and only one submission is allowed.
Choose a religion, ideally one that is not your own. Write two paragraphs after that. Assume you’re a religious studies major studying that religion in the first paragraph. What questions would you have about it? Assume you’re a theologian defending that faith in the second paragraph. What are your thoughts on the matter? This assignment’s purpose is to demonstrate that you understand the distinction between a religious studies major and a theologian.
For each question, keep your response to one or two sentences. Here’s an illustration. Assume you’re researching Islam. Religious studies students might wonder what the Ramadan fast means to Moslems in the first paragraph. A Moslem theologian might argue in the second paragraph why Muslims should fast throughout Ramadan.