The US culture has a broad spectrum of religious affiliations and religiosity. As a result of interacting with people who share similarities, people seldom evaluate the main premises of other religions. The midterm will give you the opportunity to explore two religions that may be new to you.

· Two religions which are familiar or unfamiliar to you

· Select two or three articles or books who explore these selected religions

Based on your research, compare and contrast these religions from an anthropological perspective. Describe the history of the religion. Be sure to include the following: when and how it was first founded. Details of initial leaders of the movement or faith and how the faith was spread in the world. Explain the main tenets of each religion’s belief system, the core religious texts (if it has one) and the significance practices. Examine the role of religious leaders have in these religions as well as the roles devotees or followers play. Describe also how the religions view some social norms or cultural issues. Finally, examine how these religions coexist in a globalized world.

Your statements must be supported with examples. Make sure to include a list of scholarly references. The paper should be of at least 6-8 pages. Apply APA or Chicago citation format. Also, avoid wikipedia please. 
Additional Requirements 

Min Pages: 6 
Max Pages: 8 
Level of Detail: Show all work 
Other Requirements: Your statements must be supported with examples. Make sure to include a list of scholarly references. The paper/midterm should be of at least 6-8 pages (not including cover sheet and bibliography. Apply APA or Chicago citation format. Also, avoid wikeepedia please.