Pre-Discussion Assignment 4

An Exercise in Comparative Religion


People often like to say that when you really look at the major religions of the world, they’re all ultimately about the same thing. Now that you have looked at four major traditions, do you agree?  Why?  If not, why not?  In one to two paragraphs, begin to develop your response to these questions with respect to the following:


1.    The nature of the divine

2.    The nature of human beings

3.    The ultimate aim in life


Be sure to include Christianity in your comparisons.  Be prepared to discuss and argue for your positions.