REL134 Week 5 Discussion – Exploring Alternative Religions
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
In this final week of the course, we expand our consideration of religion to those that are considered alternative. We will analyze the histories, beliefs, and ethics of some alternative religions, and we will explore how the role of women in religion has changed over time.
Take a moment to reflect on the alternative religions we learned about this week. Respond to the following questions:
• What do you think are some primary reasons these religions emerged?
• What are some of the commonalities in their popularity or characteristics?
• Finally, consider the role of women in at least two of the religious traditions you have learned about during this class. Discuss and provide examples of how the role of women in those two religious traditions has changed over time.