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Final Examination—December 10th, 2018

Please answer any two (2) of the following questions and submit your finished essays to:

The absolute deadline for the submission of this exam, along with any and all other course materials, is:

11:59 PM on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2018

Students who would prefer to submit their exam, or any other course materials, in hard copy form, may leave them in the instructor’s mail box in the Hargray Building. (Faculty mail boxes are located in an interior room with photo copying machines, etc., in the southeast corner on the second floor of the building.) The deadline for the submission of hard copy materials (only) is 12:00 NOON on Friday, December 14th.

1: If members of a given religion believe that a tenant of their faith should become a mandate for society as a whole, is it appropriate for them to utilize ordinary political tactics to achieve such a goal? If so, why? If not, why not?

2: Why, after over 2,000 years, has Christianity still not rid itself of anti-Semitism?

3: Discuss Brian Grogan’s three levels of “church” … the institutional, the intellectual and the mystical.

4: Select a book or a film of your choice and discuss why you believe it embodies important themes that relate to the title of our course, “Religion and Culture.”

5: During the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, a call that was frequently heard was: “Where are the churches?” So … where were they? And where are they now?

6: Argue either for or against the following proposition: Fine art can express the themes of Christianity (of any other religion you might care to discuss) more powerfully than the written word.

7: Some have criticized the encyclical letter Laudato Si of Pope Francis as being an improper intrusion of a religious figure into the domain of politics and science. Defend or refute this assertion.


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