World Religion-two different religions-one life cycle ritual
Summary: Most religions have “rites of passage” or “life-cycle rituals” associated with the various stages in the human life. These rituals are most commonly associated with birth, adolescence, adulthood, marriage, and death (or some variation of these).
For this essay, explore one religious life-cycle ritual as expressed in two different religions studied in the first half of this course: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, or a specific Indigenous Religion. There is more information about all of this below, so be sure to pay attention to all of the details in this document.
Quick View Checklist (all of this is discussed in greater depth in the Parameters section that follows):
□ Select 1 (and only 1) specific religious life-cycle ritual.
□ Select 2 (and only 2) different religions from the first half of the course for the analysis of your life-cycle
ritual: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, or a specific Indigenous Religion.
□ The life-cycle ritual is discussed in terms of activities, events, observances, and beliefs for each religion.
□ Research sources are academic, scholarly, or primary sources (scriptures or doctrines of the religion).
□ Include an MLA formatted bibliography of at least 3 sources.
□ The structure is that of a standard college essay.
□ Submission is at least 600 words (bibliographies are not a part of the word count).
□ Contains appropriate sentence and paragraph formats, proper grammar, and correct spelling and punctuation.
□ Demonstrates original writing skills.
□ Quotes are limited to religious scriptures or doctrines only and can be no more than 10% of the paper content.
□ Upload completed essay in the Writing Assignment 1 dropbox by the due date posted in the Time Schedule.