Reflection paper wk6
You have accomplished a lot in the past 5 weeks of this course—exploring many fascinating faith traditions from around the world and from ancient history through to the modern day. You’ve learned to see religion not just as a fixed set of rituals, but as an interrelationship between people, religious spaces, religious actions, religious beliefs, and the earthly connection to the Divine in its many interpretations. In this Reflection, you will consider your whole experience in this course and what you will apply to your own life after this course concludes.
Consider how you have grown in knowledge and religious perspective since the beginning of the course.
Reflect on how this course impacts your own beliefs and identity and what perceptions and actions you will take with you once this course concludes.
Compose a 1- to 2-page reflective paper in which you do the following:
Identify three major concepts or perceptions about world religions that you have either gained or changed from this course.
Explain in detail how you viewed each concept or perception at the inception of the course, how you view them now, and how this impacts your identity, beliefs, and life.
Kurtz, L. R. (2016). Gods in the global village: The world’s religions in sociological perspective (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Chapter 8, “Religion and Social Conflict ”“The Politics of Heresy” (pp. 293–324)