Lements of Religious Traditions Paper rel/133 wk1

Week One Individual Assignments
Individual Assignment: Elements of Religious Traditions Paper
Write a 750 word paper that does the following:


Describes these basic components of religious traditions and their relationship to the sacred:


What a religious tradition saysa its teachings, texts, doctrine, stories, myths, and others
What a religious tradition doesa worship, prayer, pilgrimage, ritual, and so forth
How a religious tradition organizesa leadership, relationships among members, and so forth

Identifies key critical issues in the study of religion.


Includes specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week One readings that honor the sacreda such as rituals of the Igbo to mark life events, the vision quest as a common ritual in many Native American societies, or the influence of the shaman as a leader. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.