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Write as much as you are able about this religion using the categories provided by Gary Comstock. You may need to review the his article that we read at the beginning of the class. (See prompt below).
You may use your textbook but you will need to use 3-5 other sources to gather the data you need. Your Midterm paper should include a bibliography and any quotations used should be properly cited. Keep in mind this paper will be run through SafeAssign to detect plagiarism.
This paper should be lengthy, detailed and thorough, probably no less than 3 pages single spaced. Write everything you can in answer to the questions. Do not summarize!
Gather and report all the data you can about the religion you choose based on Gary Comstock’s seven categories…
Cultus – What are the most significant rituals of your religion? Share details about the ritual and meaning behind the ritual/s. Make sure to address how often this ritual happens and whether any kind of material objects are used. Make sure to address both time an space considerations.
Creed – Does your religion have any clearly stated beliefs? If so what are they and where are they located? Remember sometimes beliefs are found in stories or practices, not straight forward statements.
UnCany – How does you religions describe and explain the supernatural? How does it understand God of gods? What are the beliefs of your religion regarding the afterlife and the things that are not material?
Community – Where and how do people gather in the religion you study? When do they gather, how often? What kind of social dynamics are at work in your religion?
Code – What are the key moral stances of the religion you are studying? How is morality understood and explained to people?
Course – What are the significant evens in the history of the religion you are studying? When did it begin? Who started it? How has it changed over time?
Character – How are people expected to live their lives in terms of this religion? How is character formed in your religion? What character traits are deemed important or essential?