Common Practices in Religion

Use your own words.  If you use a source, it must be in quotes and be listed in the bibliography.  Quotes should be less than 20% of the word count.  Use quotes to bolster what you have learned when researching the paper.  I know that your sources likely know their stuff; but I am grading you and want to make sure you know it as well.

Write a 850 word summary that addresses the following topics:

·        Describe the difference between the academic study of religion, and devotional practice and advocacy.

·        What is the definition of religion?

·        What are common questions, concerns, practices, and experiences across various world religions? Include indigenous religions in your discussion.

·        What are some critical issues to the academic study of religion?

·        Where do religious ethics come from, and what role do they play in the practice of religion?

Format your paper consistent with course-level APA guidelines.