World religion assignment
World View Chart Assignments
Due Weeks 2 through 10 and worth 35 points each week, with a total of 315 points.
A world view is a fundamental or basic orientation of thinking – like a mindset – which guides a culture and / or a person’s life. Like a point of view, it can be built of concepts, ideas, values, emotions, and ethics. Weltanschauung is the German word for this idea. Your goal for this course is to understand the world views of these various religions. In order to prepare you for your final assignment, you will outline the world views of various religions in the chart below, adding to it each week.
For this assignment, students will complete the weekly area of the chart, filling in the aspects of each religion as it is presented in the readings and resources. This chart, when complete, will be the starting point for the written assignment, due in Week 10.
For each weekly submission:
- Review the weekly lectures and supplemental materials provided, then complete the chart by elaborating on each section related to the weekly content.
- Identify key details and examples from the weekly resources to serve as a basis for the content being recorded in your chart.
- Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.
|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|
Hinduism and Jainism
|Have no specific time of origin||Hindus serve various gods||Human nature is sacred||Good and evil is a spiritual baggage||They believe in salvation as being freed from the cycle of life and death||Hindus believe in re-birth after death||Must be performed accordingly||Are done according to occasions and their calendar|
|Believe that a god created things||Believe in many gods who present themselves in form of natural forces like thunder and lightening||Humanity has no inherent nature||Good and evil are innate and inseparable.||One is not saved from sin but from the root of all sins||They believe that there is a next life after this one||Rituals and practices must be performed||Done according to their religious calendar|