You will complete an essay exam based on lectures and class discussions. Answer all four of the questions below. (Do NOT retype the question on your paper.) Simply type your answer corresponding to questions 1,2,3,4. Each essay must be one full typed page each, double-spaced in Times New Roman, size 12 font. Be sure to label your paper with your name, the date and course section number ALL on the first top line. You will be PENALIZED for using more than one line for this data.) Please number your pages. Your essay exam to the instructor at
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1) In what ways have the Abrahamic religions influenced our moral ideas concerning marriage, family, and gender relations in western society?
2) Is America doing better at living up to its moral code today than 50 years ago? What lessons can we apply from the Civil Rights movement to make America more “moral” today? Cite 2 or 3 specific examples to support your opinion.
3) How is the existentialist statement, “I am because we are” from African Traditional Religions demonstrated of moral thought and teachings of African Traditional Religions.
4) Consider our lecture and discussion concerning Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Can you identify and discuss at least three common elements that can be drawn across the moral principles of each of these traditions?