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Post a paragraph comparing the two religions you selected, focusing on the tradition’s burial rituals, views on death, and views on the afterlife. In a second paragraph, explain how each religion’s views about burial, death, and the afterlife are reflected in their culture. Support your assertions by making at least 2 references, in proper APA format, to your course readings.
Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources or something you have read, heard, seen, or experienced.
Kurtz, L. R. (2016). Gods in the global village: The world’s religions in sociological perspective (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Chapter 1, “Religious Life in the Global Village”“Three Pillars of Analysis: Beliefs, Rituals, and Institutions” (pp. 23–30)
Chapter 2, “A Sociological Tour: Turning East”“Hinduism, or Sanatana Dharma” (pp. 53–62)
“Buddhism” (pp. 69–74)
“Taoism” (pp. 80–83)
Chapter 3, “The Tour: Western Religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”“Judaism” (pp. 93–99)
“Christianity” (pp. 101–106)
“Islam” (pp. 110–116)
Chapter 4, “Indigenous Religions”“The Veneration of Ancestors” (pp. 140–141)
BBC. (2014). Mormonism. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/mormon/
BBC. (2014). Santeria. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/santeria/
Church of Scientology International. (2015). Scientology: Washington DC. Retrieved from http://www.scientology-washingtondc.org/
Light Planet. (2015). Mormon temples virtual tour. Retrieved from http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/temples/tour.html
Mahrashi Foundation USA. (2015). Transcendental meditation. Retrieved from http://www.tm.org/meditation-washington-dc/
The Theosophical Society in America. (n.d.). Retrieved January 4, 2016, from https://www.theosophical.org/