Report on Hinduism. Need 3 work cited sections—MLA format. Should at a minimum include the following: An expansion on the bullet information given from the Data Sheet on World Religions (see...

Report on Hinduism. Need 3 work cited sections—MLA format. Should at a minimum include the following:

  • An expansion on the bullet information given from the Data Sheet on World Religions (see below)
  • The report should be about 2-3 pages in length. A file example of an IR report on Christianity is attached below and may be used to help you organize your reports. You may organize the report information as you desire, but ensure to address each area. You will find a lot of information, so work it down to the basics for the report. Key is your ability to think critically about the ideas of comparison and contrast with Christianity. Think about large areas here as your starting point: Monotheism or Pluralism, Salvation, Afterlife, Heaven/Hell, Suffering and Justice for some examples. This will enable you to think about how each faith thinks and addresses these ideas. Let the religion you research guide the areas you address. Buddhism below deals a lot with the idea of Suffering—this is a good area to contrast and compare.
  1. Works, Knowledge, Devotion
  2. Reincarnation; Nirvana
  3. Mind absorbed; Heart full of love
  4. What parallels do you find with Christianity (if any)?
  5. What are major differences with Christianity?

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Hinduism is often considered the oldest religion ever, and the third largest religion after Christianity and Islam. Hinduism originates on the Indian subcontinent and some parts of Southeast Asia and has over a billion followers who are known as Hindus. There are four main branches of Hinduism, Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and Smartism, and all of them are pretty much based on the concepts of kindness, compassion, patience, honesty, self-discipline and self-control, duty, virtue, and prosperity.

Unlike many monotheistic religions, Hinduism does not have a founder or Creator, and it is, essentially, a combination of many old Indian traditions, cultures, beliefs, rituals and philosophies; in fact, in many textbooks, Hinduism is referred to as the "eternal tradition" or the "eternal law"—Sanātana Dharma. Thus, many Hindus claim that Hinduism is not actually a religion, but a way of life.

Hinduism is traditionally considered a polytheistic religion , as it recognizes over 300 million gods....

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