Q#4(Eschatology and Christianity)

Q#4(Eschatology and Christianity) - • In the article an...

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Introduction to World Religions Professor Schuberth End-of-Unit Response Question. Unit 3: Eschatology and Christianity Due Thursday, November 19 th . IN CLASS. (Only email if you will not be in class.) Please answer ONE (1) of the following questions. Please put the number of the question you’re answering at the beginning of your paper. QUESTION #1 Please explain at least three functions of the Rapture myth. In order to address this question, you will need to explain the method of interpretation Frykholm discusses(106). Please quote the texts (Kessler and Frykholm) at least twice to support your claims. QUESTION #2 Read the NY Times article, “Believers Invest in the Gospel of Getting Rich.” A link is available on the Homepage of Blackboard. Then address the following issues: From what you’ve learned about Protestant Christianity, explain how it might be reasonable for someone who is economically disadvantaged to give money to a wealthy minister.
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Unformatted text preview: • In the article, an academic professor calls the prosperity ministers “spiritual pickpockets.” In order to hold this opinion, what does the professor assume about the way religion functions? In order to answer this question, you will need to employ the vocabulary you’ve learned for explaining the function of rituals and/or myths. Hint: think Bruce Lincoln. Please quote Kessler (or texts he quotes) at least twice to support your claims. GENERAL GUIDELINES Answers should be 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced; the best answers will be concise (they will answer the given questions) and will use vocabulary from the readings when appropriate. Answers SHOULD NOT be more 1 Introduction to World Religions Professor Schuberth than 2 pages. For citations, please include author’s name and page number in parentheses. You do not need a works cited page. 2...
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course WR 227 taught by Professor U.nknown during the Spring '10 term at Portland State.

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