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REL 2300 (Moring): Home

Assignment

Write a 1300 word documented essay that describes the

  • history
  • beliefs
  • rites and rituals

of the religion.

In addition, include a section about contemporary, modern issues in the religion today. How does their particular faith deal with specific cultural and current events?

Religions:

  • Sikhism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Shinto
  • Unitarian Universalist
  • Jainism

 

Your paper must include

TWO journal articles

TWO primary sources from religious texts

TWO other sources, including books or publications from authorized religious organization.

You may NOT use the Brodd textbook, blogs, Wikipedia, Encyclopedias, or similar sources.

Databases for Journal Articles

A journal article is original research from an expert in the field. Some characteristics of a journal article are:

  • author's credentials and affiliation are usually given
  • descriptive article title
  • longer than a magazine article
  • uses scholarly language 
  • contains complete list of sources used 

Most databases allow you to limit to scholarly or peer reviewed journal articles. However, be aware that not all articles appearing in such journals count as scholarly. Book reviews and news articles are not scholarly.

Primary Sources

A primary source, in this context, is

  • a religious text or
  • a publication from an authorized religious organization

Additional Sources

The EBSCO databases have magazine and newspaper articles as well as peer-reviewed journal articles.

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