Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following topics:
What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?
Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of the three Western religions including a common western religious ethos.
How do different fields of study approach religion?
What are some critical issues in the academic study of religion?
Include specific examples such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses, church on Sunday, holy mountains, or the Quakers calling each other