GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONS: Your contributions should be thoughtfully developed. Answer all parts of the question and use concepts from the course materials. Use a professional style of communication, with attention to grammar, spelling, and typos; cite your sources. Discuss ONE of the following options in no more than 300 words, and give a substantive response to at least two other students.1. THE MATERIAL DIMENSION OF MYTHIf you look at the Learning Resources for this week, you will see myths from religions paired with elements of the arts which express or are related to those myths. For example, the Jewish Passover myth is covered, and then there is a link to a Passover dance and some material decorative items used in the Jewish Passover ritual, which re-enacts the myth. Also, the Eucharistic myth is covered under Christianity, and then there are some examples of how the story of the Eucharist is expressed in the arts, including in music and poetry.For this discussion, pick one of the five major world religions. Find a myth from that religion that you can directly connect to something in the religionâ€™s material dimension (the arts).Provide a link to a version of the myth and give us a very short (about 3 sentences) description of the myth.Provide a link to the element from the arts that links to the myth, and give us a paragraph that analyzes how the two are connected. For example: Is this an object that is part of a ritual? Is it used by believers to accomplish something? Does it teach believers something? Does it help a community express its beliefs? Is it something (like a work of visual art) that critiques values, beliefs, practices, etc. expressed by the myth, or offers a new perspective on the religion?2. THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF RELIGIONTo address the following questions, consider the four approaches to religion described in the introduction to this module: exclusivism, inclusivism, pluralism, and empathetic interest in other people.Which of these four approaches do you take in your everyday life, and why?Describe a friend, an acquaintance, or a relative whose approach to religion is different than yours. What approach do they take? Given your different approaches, how would you communicate with them about religion?If you were to take a college class on religious traditions, do you think the academic study of religion might require you to adjust your approach? Explain your answer.Check week 6 material for answers to question. Intro to humanties
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