answer each question with half page single spaced.
Is religion a source of violence and conflict or is it a source of positive cohesion
and change? Take a stand and argue your perspective with material from Johnstone’s
book or the lectures. Be sure to include specific examples of each.
Using as your source the movie “The Mission” use the facts presented to back up
your argument as to whether the Church in the early Americas was a positive contribution
to indigenous people or had a negative impact on these early societies. Be sure to
describe the difference between the States’ purpose and the Church’s purpose in
contacting these peoples.
How did the early religious groups in America lay the basis for the American
capitalistic ethic for all future Americans? Give at least 5 characteristics that these early
settlers embody and trace their roots from the earliest days of the American experience.
Describe how Weber arrived at the concept of an “iron cage”, to describe the
modern pursuit of capital. How is it different from earlier ideas of work? Include
examples of modern day bureaucratization in jobs.
5. What are Lawrence Kohlberg’s six stages of moral development? Explain how each
stage differs from the preceding stage and give examples of each.
6. Identify and explain James Fowler’s Stages of Faith using contemporary examples of
individuals, groups or religions. What are the benefits and problems associated with
defining faith in this way?
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