Essay Topic 1
Write an essay on the ultimate goal of all religions. In your essay mention the different concepts of heaven or nirvana as held by different religious thought. Contrast the ideas of achieving perfection and the ideas of a place.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the Dalai Lama. Include the tradition of reincarnation in your essay. Collect information about the current Dalai Lama and his impact not only on Tibetans but also on the world in general.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay comparing Buddhism and Protestantism as movements to reform ecclesiastical excesses. In the essay contrast the methods used to bring about the reforms.
Essay Topic 4
Write an essay about religion and pacifism. Describe the approach several different religions take toward war. Give specific examples.
Essay Topic 5
Write an essay about what you got out of studying Huston Smith's book. Has it changed your mindset on...
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