REL134 Week5 Alternative Religions and the Role of Women in Religion
REL134 Week5: This week, you have the opportunity to compare and contrast alternative religions with the traditional Western religions. You will also consider how the role of women in these religions has changed over the years.
Complete Religion Analysis.
Select one alternative religion (e.g., Church of Scientology, Transcendental Meditation, Wicca, Druidry) and one traditional Western religion (e.g., Judaism, Christianity, Islam) to research and compare in this assignment.
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Complete Parts 1 and 2 below.
Part 1: Similarities and Differences
In the table below, list at least two similarities and two differences between the religions you selected. Some categories to consider include holy days, symbols, rituals, core beliefs, ethics, and the role of women.
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Part 2: Analysis
Write a 350- to 525-word analysis of the similarities and differences between the two religions you selected. Discuss how the faiths are practiced and how they are perceived by those outside of the faiths in terms of the similarities and differences you noted.
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