Histories, Beliefs, and Ethics of some Alternative Religions

Histories, Beliefs, and Ethics of some Alternative Religions

ASSIGNMENT

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? Consider the role of women in these alternate religions. Have they changed over time? Is a woman’s role similar or different from some of the other religions you learned about in this course? If so, how?
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