Identify and explain at least three perspectives from which religion can be studied as identified by the text in chapter two.

1. Provideyour own definition of religion based on the text, ourdiscussions, and your own reflection. The definition should make explicitreference to at least two of the opinions/scholars mentioned in our text.2. Identify and explain at least three perspectives from which religioncan be studied as identified by the text in chapter two. Then, note oneperspective not identified in the text from which you can studyreligion. Conclude whether using multiple perspectives to study the samereligion is a good or bad method.3. Reflecton the need for belonging that religion answers. Comment onwhy religion appears to attempt to answer this in every culture, even if thespecifics of such an answer are different.4. Brieflydefine the four general positions regarding religious truth claims that werehighlighted in class. Spend the majority of the essay identifying your ownposition and explaining why you hold it.5. Reflectupon the transmission of sacred texts. Reflect on how oral tradition affectsthe final version of a religious text. Is this a good or a bad thing?Both? Neither?6. Brieflysummarize the three classic methods of ethical decisions making outlined in thetext. Endorse one as being primarily useful.7. Isreligion inherently violent? Answer yes or no and offer evidence.