Post a response to The Mission (1986) of at least 300 words (80%): Give a summary of the movie: who? what? when? where? (20%) Give your critical and personal reaction to the film. (20%) Discuss what aspects of religion in Latin American history and the religious clash between Europeans and Native Americans are illustrated by the movie? What role did European politics play? Back up your argument with examples. (20%) Do not forget to proof read your post for grammar, punctuation and verb agreement. Use the spell checker! (20%)
This is a very specific assignment which needs to pay attention to details and requirements
The only source allowed is the Passage I will be providing you. Please no outside sources
or journals. I have attached the reading, the rubric, guidelines and even an example of a
previous ‘reading notes” assignment which the professor posted requesting she wants
the paper to resemble. After you have finished reading you must reflect in the reading
about heach subheading and talk about it. You must also relate how you feel about the
reading and how it interested you. Please go into depth and detail regarding each
Description: Without looking at your favorite English translation of the Bible, see if you can write down: 1. The name of the translation, 2. The year in which it was translated, and 3. The method of translation Now, check your accuracy and discuss what you’ve realized. In addition, discuss the following, doing your best to engage our course materials and outside resources as appropriate: In your personal experience, how has the language of the Bible (words, phrases, etc.) been either a help or a hindrance in your ability to understand its meaning and message? Be specific! How do issues of translation impact our understanding of scripture? Describe two or three examples; Next, describe an example of an English word that has changed in meaning during your lifetime. How does do changes such as the one you’ve described impact your attitude towards how you might need to approach your own study of words and of the scripture? To wrap up your paper, consider which scholarly method of translation you’ve come to understand you prefer and why. In light of the method of translation you prefer, discuss whether this will impact the bible you study from moving forward — whether you’ll be keeping, buying for the first time, or switching to a particular translation this investigation has helped you come to appreciate or value more. This brief assignment is to be 1,500 words in which you express your personal thoughts and insights. You are welcome to use outside source as well as class material. Be sure to use MLA formatting guidelines when you do so.
Write a 1,400 (minimum) to 1,500 (maximum) word essay that defines and explains, through your or other observable human experience, the theological concepts a.) religious faith, b.) theology, c.) belief, and d.) spirituality.
In this assignment, you will summarize beliefs about the origin of the universe and life, including what Christians believe, what you believe, and how people’s beliefs about origins might impact how they live.
After reflecting on chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, in a total of 750-1050-words, complete the “Origins” document to do the following:
Summarize the Christian beliefs about the following: origins, Genesis 1 and 2, general and special revelation, and the three Christian approaches to creation.
Explain and support your current understanding of the origin of the universe, evolution, and the age of the earth, and whether or not your view can be reconciled with the message of the Bible and science.
Express how your current understanding of the origin of the universe impacts or supports your worldview, specifically your view of the nature of God, the nature of humanity (human value, dignity, and flourishing), and the responsibility to care for the earth.
Use two to four academic resources in addition to the Bible.
Write 130 words answering the question “In the modern, pluralistic world, do you think exclusivity is a necessary trait of the Abrahamic religions? What examples can you think of where this might be breaking down–where Jews, Christians, and Muslims are accepting and perhaps incorporating other ways of being religious?”
Also, write 72 words answer on this post “Abrahamic religions are known for their exclusivity, which is the shared belief in God. Although there are many similarities, it is hard to define the one true God. For example, Christians believe that there is only one way to salvation, and that is through Jesus Christ, while Judaism views themselves as the chosen people by God. Yes, Abrahamic religions share a common belief in one God, but their interpretation of God differs. God is, in a way, portrayed differently in the eyes of each religion, which makes me believe that exclusivity is not necessarily a trait of the Abrahamic belief. An example I can think of where Christians are more accepting; is their perspective on tattoos. In the Bible, there is a verse stating that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and getting a tattoo is forbidden. From what I’ve heard, some Catholics are more accepting of the thought of tattoos, just as long as they have some sort of religious meaning to them.”
and one more 72 words answer on this post “I think that traditionally, exclusivity has been a significant trait in the Abrahamic religions, largely due to the idea of Orthopraxy. This idea that there is only one way to properly follow God, by definition, implies that those of one religion, particularly Islam and Judaism, do not believe that those following other religions are correct in their beliefs, and therefore will not be honoured in the afterlife. While this has historically been the case, I think that individuals are becoming more and more open. I think this is largely due to greater exposure to other religions and their practices through globalization and immigration. While this may not always result in someone of one religion adopting the same practices or beliefs as another, this definitely has lead to greater acceptance of other’s right to their own beliefs. Further, I think that conversion is becoming more common as people of different religions commit to long term relationships and marriage outside of their own religion, and find that they align with the beliefs of their partner.”
Write a Reading Response to the given Reading. This written response should be a reflective essay that record your thoughts about and responses to the material. Citating source is not required.
Please provide me the Plagiarism check report since the professor is very strict in terms of plagiarism. Therefore, none should be better.
Reading: Selections from Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Buddhist Scriptures (London: Penguin Classics, 2004) and its supplement attached below.
A 2,000-word (minimum 7 research paper) is required on a relevant subject to which the instructor has agreed.
The 7 page minimum does not include title or reference pages. This paper must be written according to the latest edition of the APA writing style rules and comply with its formatting and referencing guidelines.
Grading rubric is attached.
Write a research paper (8-10 pages) on one of the 12 topics below: You may chose any one.
1. How does religion function relative to the life-cycle process of individual maturation?
2. How does it aid persons to pass from one stage of life to another?
3. How does religion function relative to death-related behavior and meanings?
4. What is the relationship between religion and war?
5. How does religion function in times of adversity and suffering?
6. How is peacemaking in the times of war religiously underpinned?
7. How does one contemporary artistic expression (visual art, music, film, etc) influence religion and vice versa?
8. How does contemporary capitalism reflect and/or contradict the concept of religious ethics?
9. How might have American icons such as Disney, Elvis or Oprah influenced American religion?
10. How does religion answer basic questions of existence within different cultures?
11. The influence of religion in behaviors related to death and their meaning?
12. The role of religion in establishing peace in times of war.
Please note: This is a very important assignment in the larger scheme of your course grade as it comprises 30% of your total grade!!!
Your paper should be about 5 pages, double spaced and typed (you may go over the 5 pages if
your comparisons and insights merit more than 5 pages).
Questions you should consider for all three:
-What is the “story” of the creation? (briefly – don’t restate the whole story, but summarize each
-Who is in charge? Who are the players? What does the myth tell us about how each society
viewed “the creator”?
-How is space being defined?
-What is created, and what is omitted?
-What is the purpose of contradictory creation threads within the same narrative?
-What is the role humans play in maintaining creation?
Ø You must use examples from primary sources: Bible, Enuma Elish, Memphite Theogony
(you should add to this from other represented texts, but all three sources mentioned
above must be included). USE THE TEXT to support your answers! Most of your
source material should come from the primary sources, but you can use Assmann,
Jacobsen, and the Silverman and Lesko chapters in Shafer (as well as the primary
sources used in these texts).
Ø NO FAITH STATEMENTS: this is a secular class and the material must be presented
from a secular perspective.
– Make sure you have a clear introduction and conclusion, with your thesis stated clearly
in the first paragraph
– Refrain from using “I,” as in “I think,” “I see that” etc.
– Italicize titles of books
– Check spelling, grammar, word usage, punctuation
– Make sure that your quotes are documented appropriately
– The paper must be submitted to Turnitin to be graded
– A paper without any primary sources will be given a failing grade, and no chance for rewrite
– A paper without a works cited/bibliography will not be graded
– A paper without all three traditions represented will be given a failing grade
– A plagiarized paper will be given a failing grade for the class.
– BE CAREFUL WITH SOURCES!
A paper turned in on time will be allowed a re-write, given that it is a full paper and not
publish, and that it meets the above criteria. A paper turned in late will still be accepted but
will lose re-write options.
Also, remember the guidelines relating to what is not allowed: blogs, pseudoscience-based
sources, websites ending in .com, websites designed by individuals without university
affiliation, material designed for a K-12 audience, lecture notes found on the internet from
other professors’ lecture notes or those of a high school teacher, student papers posted on
school websites, Khan Academy, material that is marketed for the general public (although
you may be able to find better sources in the bibliography), general encyclopedias,
especially Wikipedia (but look to the bibliographies), most archaeological material that was
published before the 1970s, as it does not reflect current scholarship
What were some of the basic controversies in Christian theology from the first century to the fifth century? Be sure to mention some of the church councils which settled major doctrines during this time period.