Write a short essay on the value of religious literacy in light of what you have learned studying the world’s major religions (judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) and in light of your quiz results. This is not about your faith/beliefs, but about a general and objective competence in understanding these major traditions. Why is this important? What are the benefits to the individual and to the world? To nations and cultures?

Final Exam: Religious Literacy

1. Watch video: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/lsy8t0/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-stephen-prothero

2. Take short quiz and grade it (For information only. This has no bearing on your grade): https://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2007/12/protheroquiz.pdf

3. Write a short essay on the value of religious literacy in light of what you have learned studying the world’s major religions (judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) and in light of your quiz results. This is not about your faith/beliefs, but about a general and objective competence in understanding these major traditions. Why is this important? What are the benefits to the individual and to the world? To nations and cultures?

Specifications

Quote and cite from your course materials. Make reference to both eastern and western traditions. Use parenthetical reference citations- exs. (Smith, p. 94) (Quran, Surah 15) (Kingsley, Hinduism video, 25 min) 2-3 pages. 12 font. ds. No works cited page needed.

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