FINAL PAPER: World View Chart Writing Assignment

FINAL PAPER: World View Chart Writing Assignment

REL212 WORLD VIEW CHART (alternate version)
This chart contains all the research you need to write the final paper for this course. If you do the research and reading on the religion(s) we study each week, and if you give yourself a good guide to the religions using this chart, you will have a good foundation for that final paper. The more information you provide for yourself with this chart, the easier it will be to write your final paper. Do not forget to provide adequate material for any in-text citations and be sure to include a reference page as well.

Complete and submit the following worksheet. Provide citations for any source(s) you used to explain or provide examples for in your research. List in APA Style full references for any in-text citations and source(s) made in the above chart.

Student Name: Phabian Smith
RELIGION(S) OF THE WEEK Provide your response in this column.
· State the name of the Religion being addressed in this chart.

· Please address ONLY ONE (1) religion per chart.

Christianity
ORIGIN OF ALL THINGS Provide your response in this column.
· State the creation story that this religion uses to explain the creation of the universe. If you cannot identify a creation story for this religion, offer a suggestion as to why this religion may not have one.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

This Religion describes God as the creator of all creatures that live in water and on the earth. Christians believe that God is the creator of heaven and earth and that the earth was empty until he created everything. The creation is chronological whereby God created one thing at a time by word of mouth (Heelas, 2017). God created man on the last day of creation by molding a being then breathing air into him. All other creatures were created earlier. On the first day he created light and so on all the creations were created within six, He rested on the seventh day (Kim & Kim, 2016).

NATURE OF GOD/CREATOR Provide your response in this column.
· State the nature of the god(s) worshiped by this religion. If you cannot identify a god (or gods) for this religion, offer a suggestion as to why this religion may not have one.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Christians worship one God. They believe he is the creator of all things. Their God is all knowing and all powerful. God comes in three forms God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. The believers of this religion understand that they cannot joke with their God and he has the power even to move mountains if only they believe and have faith in Him. They believe that God is omnipresent, and he makes good things happen, and he is the source of all wealth and other good things (Kim & Kim, 2016).
VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE Provide your response in this column.
· State how this religion views human beings.

· How are human beings viewed with regard to their characteristics and their place in the universe? If you cannot identify how this religion defines human beings, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

This religion views human beings lesser than their God and depends on their God for all their wants and desires. What they view is that human beings were created in the image of God (Kim & Kim, 2016). Their view is that human beings are superior to animals since God put them on earth to have control over all the animals and to fill the earth.
VIEW OF GOOD & EVIL Provide your response in this column.
· State how this religion defines the concept of good and evil.

· Most religions encourage their adherents to be good and to shun evil. How does this religion define these terms for those who practice this religion? If you cannot identify how this religion defines good and evil, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

This religion usually has strict doctrines of doing well always and shunning from evils. The religion teaches that sin has consequences which are lack of eternal life. Christians believe good things come to those who do well in most cases (Heelas, 2017). Thus, they encourage each other always to do right always and lead righteous lives just like Job a Bible character who was blameless. The religion still advocates that the less fortunate in the society should always be helped, just like the good Samaritan all people are asked to always do good without expecting rewards.
VIEW OF SALVATION Provide your response in this column.
· All religions suggest that human beings are faced with a “problem” that needs to be overcome. What is the “problem” this religion identifies, and how does it suggest that we can overcome it? If you cannot identify how this religion defines the “problem,” or how to overcome it, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Christians are faced with the problem of shunning from doing the things the Bible discourages. Christians are urged not to indulge in sin and accept Jesus as their savior who is the way to the Father who is God. Christians find it hard to refrain from since but order to see heaven they ought to be righteous and always repent since it is impossible to stay without sinning.
VIEW OF AFTERLIFE Provide your response in this column.
· What does this religion teach about “what comes next” after all is said and done? For Eastern religions that teach reincarnation, this question is about what happens after moksha is attained. For Western religions, this question is about what happens when we die. If you cannot identify how this religion defines the afterlife, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Christianity talks about a place where the son of God went to prepare for believers. It is believed that heaven is a place where there is everything good, and there are no struggles. It is a city made of gold. However, only believers are eligible to make it to heaven (Heelas, 2017). Sinners, on the other hand, are said to go to hell where there are flames of fire and the sinners will burn there with Lucifer. This process is after the life. Therefore, people are at liberty to live their lives following the Christians principles and go to heaven or ignore the doctrines and end up in hell where they will burn eternally (Kim & Kim, 2016).
PRACTICES AND RITUALS Provide your response in this column.
· How do members of this religion “practice” their “faith?”

· What ceremonies, or rituals, do they use to help pass this religion on to the next generation? If you cannot identify how this religion is practiced, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t have any rituals or practices.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Christianity is practiced everywhere, but in most cases, people gather in churches, temples, and chapels to worship and praise God. The rituals may include praying during meals, before people lay down to sleep and after people wake up in the morning. Young kids are taken to the Sunday school classes where they are taught about Christianity and the principles of Christianity (Heelas, 2017). Additionally, the religion may be taught in schools though it is not a mandatory subject. Baptism is a meaningful ceremony that Christians undertake when one is getting cleansed signifying the removal of sin by water. Such ceremonies can transfer the religion from one generation to the other (Kim & Kim, 2016).
CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS Provide your response in this column.
· Identify one or two celebrations and/or festivals that members of this religion use to express their beliefs in public, or in private.

· Name the festival(s) and give a short explanation of how it is observed. If you cannot identify any celebrations or festivals for this religion, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t have any.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Christmas is a favorite holiday celebrated across the world to signify the birth of Jesus Christ who was sent by God to save humanity from sin. Christmas is usually on the 25 days of December every year. Easter is another festival that the Christians celebrate as a symbol of the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians usually gather in public places where they receive the word of God as well as pray to their God (Kim & Kim, 2016).

References

Heelas, P. (2017). Predicting religion: Christian, secular and alternative futures. Taylor & Francis.

Kim, S., & Kim, K. (2016). Christianity as a World Religion: An Introduction. Bloomsbury Publishing.


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