(1a). In the book Jesus and the Rise of Christianity, how fair of a trial/interrogation did Jesus receive? Has there been another case, trial, or hearing from your knowledge and experience that could compare with Jesus’ trial? Explain!
(1b). We live in a world today that demands evidence, facts, and validity. From chapter 7 and 9 in the book Jesus and the Rise of Christianity, are there enough evidences, facts, and validity to prove Jesus’ resurrection? You may also give personal views or research from other authors, books, etc.
(1c)Discuss from your point of view some of the major challenges the religion of Islam faces today. Why do you believe these challenges exist?
Islam has over 1.3 billion people in the world today. Discuss from your point of view that factors that have caused this religion to become the second largest religion in the present world.
(2a). The estimated number of Hindus has surpassed 800 million people. Discuss from your point of view that factors that have caused Hinduism to become the third largest religion in the present world and the largest religious group in Asia.
(2b).Discuss the life and experiences of Siddhartha that has given shape to the Buddhist foundation and religion.
(2c).Compare and/or contrast East Asian Religions with Buddhism and Hinduism. Include how they are similar and how they differ.
Share with your classmates what interested you the most in chapter 9 – Globalization: From New to new Age Religions in World Religions Today. Please explain!