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Submit a reflection paper (3 pp, about 1000 words) containing the following elem

Submit a reflection paper (3 pp, about 1000 words) containing the following elements.
Report. In this reflection, you should have one paragraph briefly describing the event. What is the name of this community and when did you attend their gathering? Attach the photo you took at the gathering to this assignment.
Observing henotheistically. Your next section should express in complete thoughts the three (at least) observations that you made about how this community demonstrated their loyalty to their god/s or the community itself.
Assessing henotheistically. Your third section should reflect upon what aspects of the event made you feel that you could fully participate in the rituals of this community AND/OR what made you feel that you should not fully participate in the rituals of this community. For example, did the officiant for the service specifically address that certain rituals were only for the insiders? If there was not explicit statement, how did you feel about participating fully as an outsider? How would one know that they could or could not?
Religion Matters in Social Identities and Boundaries. Your fourth section should attempt to describe this group without using the term that identifies this group (for example, Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic, Quaker, etc.). In other words, based on your experience with this group on the day you visited, how would you complete this thought? “This group is the community that…”
Religion Matters in the Stories Communities Tell. Your fifth section should attempt to describe this by the stories they tell. In other words, based on your experience with this group on the day you visited, how would you complete this thought? “The stories that are told by this group…”
The Matter of These Religions. Your sixth section attempts to analyze these communities through the questions that we have encountered from God is Not One. How would you apply the four parts of Prothero’s approach to religions to what you observed? In other words, what do you think were the “Problem, Solution, Technique, and Exemplars” for these communities based on your limited engagement with these groups? From this analysis, what do you think matters more to the group: practice or doctrine? Why? Remember to do this for all the religions identified next to the shows in the above list.
Reassessing Religion Matters. Your final section should reference your Introduction Essay and the definition that you gave in that essay for “Religion Matters” and answer these questions. How did this community support your definition and/or how did this community fall outside of your definition?

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Who was Paul? Break what we learn about him? in 300 words or more, Do some resea

Who was Paul? Break what we learn about him? in 300 words or more, Do some research and discuss what the concerns are about Pauline Christianity as different from teachings of Jesus. What is your thought on this matter? Cite any sources you u

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The topic is who or what is “god” within the early genesis narrative.

Sources needs to be from the Bible, Genesis and has to be only from Genesis Chapter 1-24. The topic is who or what is “God” within the early Genesis narrative. Essay should have a clear thesis statement that concludes the introductory paragraph and arguable topic sentences that frame the context of each focused body paragraph and should contain a minimum of at least 3 properly introduced and cited quotations.

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References and citations necessary and to be taken from "invitation to read ccc part 1 section 1 – our capacity for god and gods revelation, section 1 part 2 – the creed, part 2 section 1 – liturgy and part 2 section 2 – sacraments

Writing is part of the process of organizing and communicating your thoughts. A basic series of steps can help you write a solid paper.
Part I
Determine which theme, paragraph from the reading, or point in a lecture interests you most, and note in which of the four major parts that occurred.
Find passages from the readings for that part of the course which discuss your favorite theme/topic.
Determine an underlying or related theme that is theologically connected to your favorite theme from step 1.
Find passages from a different one of the four major parts that describe that second theme.
Write down all the points of connection between the passages/theme from step 2 and from step 4. You should shoot for three major points of connection.
Articulate what those connection points from step 5 have to do with each other. Use this to make a claim about the relationship between step 2 and step 4.
Formulate a specific thesis.
Outline your argument (likely already organized in step 5).
Write the paper, using quotations, citations, and the thesis and argument you have developed.
Everything to this point is “factual” given the readings and the long history of Christian discussion of this material. You should have shown the integration of two major themes in the course in part I.

Part II
Formulate your own response to the integration you articulated above. You may agree with it and add arguments or disagree with it and consider critical arguments.
Formulate a specific thesis of the form “I agree that…” or “I disagree that…” Include a “because” clause. This is how you will integrate your own understandings of God, yourself, and the world with the material in the course.
Outline the argument to support your position.
Consider a counterargument (i.e. what a reasonable person who disagrees with you would say.”
Respond to the counterargument.
References and citations necessary and to be taken from "invitation to read CCC part 1 section 1 – our capacity for god and gods revelation, section 1 part 2 – the creed, part 2 section 1 – liturgy and part 2 section 2 – sacraments