REL212 WORLD VIEW CHART (alternate version)

REL212 WORLD VIEW CHART (alternate version)

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.

Jainism
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.

The religion does not believe in the story of creation or any other belief. According to them, they believe that the universe and all its contents have always existed. They had a scientific view of creation whereby matter cannot be created from nothing.
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.

In this religion unlike the others that believe in a supreme being, they do not believe that he can create or destroy the universe. They only believe that god is a perfect being. They believe every living being has a potential to become God.
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.

In Jainism, the soul is regarded as the source of all knowledge and unlimited power. This soul lies within human beings; therefore, they have the potential of divinity. Finally, karma is only obstruction towards this divinity.
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.

Similar to Hinduism, the Jainism religion regards good to be represented by balance and divinity. On the other hand, evil is represented by darkness, sin and imbalance. They take into high consideration the effects of karma as they deem it the result of evil.
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.

In Jainism, karma is the main problem that is considered in this religion. By eradicating the effects of karma, one cannot die in bliss. It assumes that the problems of the dead are inherited by the next of kin.
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.

According to Jainism, when a person destroys all their Karmas they become liberated and their soul rests in perfect bliss
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.

In Jainism, the believers of this faith are non-violent. They usually practice their faith through meditations and prayers. They believe that this delivers their soul from Karma.
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.

This religion has various festivals as they also share some with the Hindu such as Diwali. Others include the Mahamastakabhisheka festival that is held after every twelve years in honor of Lord Bahubali. Another is Mahavir Jayanti that occurs annually.

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