REL 223 World Religions: East and West

REL 223 World Religions: East and West

Module 6 Discussion

CHOOSE ONE:

What are the implications for Christianity of the fact that ancient Israel and the Jewish Scriptures were so influenced by the myths, laws, and rituals of other non-Jewish ancient peoples? Is this problematic? Why or why not?

Compare and contrast Judaism’s doctrine of Creation and its goodness compare with the views of the world in the Eastern religions we have studied. What view of the world makes more sense to you and why?

What are the implications of Judaism’s concepts of Election and Covenant for other religions? Are they good or bad? Why?

Which of the different Jewish responses to modern science and scholarship makes sense to you, and why? Which response do you think the religious tradition you are most familiar should take? Why?