BAM 223 World Religions – Written Assignment for Unit 4

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World Religions – Written Assignment for Unit Four

Begin each written assignment by identifying the question number you are answering followed by the actual question itself (in bold type).

Use a standard essay format for responses to all questions (i.e. an introduction, middle paragraphs and conclusion). Responses must be submitted as a MS Word Document only, typed double-spaced, using a standard font (i.e. Times New Roman) and 12 point type size.

200 – 250 words or 1 – 2 pages.

All work must be free of any form of plagiarism. Put written answers into your own words. Do not simply cut and paste your answers from the Internet and do not copy your answers from the textbook. Be sure to refer to the course Syllabus for more details on plagiarism and proper citation styles.

Please answer ONE of the following:

1. Outline the development of Islam from the death of Muhammad to the end of the Ottoman Empire. Discuss some of the factors that led to the eventual stagnation of Islam in comparison with the dynamic scientific and political developments of the modern West.

2. Examine, in detail, the set of religious observances known as the Five Pillars of Islam.

3. Describe, define, and analyze the seven types of new religious movements.