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First Quarter Assignments..Rel IV

1. Test on the The Nature of Religious Traditions...100 points...Scan-tron and fill-ins...pencils needed...Thurs, 10/6...DAY 4.
2. Test on Christian Mysticism...100 points...Scan-tron and fill-ins...pencils needed...Monday, 10/24...DAY 5.
3. Quiz on pp. 12-26 of The World's Religions...(20 points)...Friday, 10/28...DAY 1.
 
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Journal: *Be sure to have Laptops and disk every Friday (or Thursday, if the class drops on Friday), unless otherwise noted.
 
9/16...discouragement. (9/20 for Period B)
9/23...if I met God, I would say...
9/30...love or the Chapel experience.
10/7...open reflection
10/14...before I reach 21, I would like to...
 
***Journals will be collected in class on Friday, October 21, DAY 4.  Each entry is to be on one page of a five-page MS Word document.  You can hand in as hard copy .  All appropriate info needed on top (50 points)
 
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Assignments:  ***All work that is handed in for a grade must be typed and will be checked for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
 
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“The important thing is never to stop questioning.”  -Albert Einstein

1. Write a brief reflection (no more than 2 pages) on the following:  "My religion provides me with answers to these questions..."  Please be sure to identify at least five specific questions, along with answers.  Due Thurs, 9/15...DAY 5.
 
2. Click on the link below, "Religious Experiences," and write about a personal encounter that meets some of the criteria outlined on the webpage...Due Monday, 9/26...DAY 4
 
3.  Click on the link below, "Christ and Buddha," and identify five differences and five similarities between the two figures...Due Tuesday, 9/27...DAY 5.
 
4.  Reading the link below on Christian mysticism: Clarification of Terms, answer the following questions.  Your answers should be in short paragraph form.  A) Describe the relationship between cataphatic and apophatic approaches to the Divine.  What are the defining characteristics of each and why can neither be seperated from the other.  B) Describe the different types of prayers along the mystical path that leads to contemplative union with the Divine.  C) Do you think the mystical tradition has the potential to lead to more meaningful dialogue with other religious traditions?  Explain your answer.  Due Friday 10/7

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D. “The more I am able to affirm others, to say ‘yes” to them in myself, by discovering them in myself and myself in them, the more real I am. I am fully real if my own heart says yes to everyone” Thomas Merton