Comparative Religion-The Role And Identity Of The Messiah

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:

  1. What was the Jewish conception of the Messiah and how does the Christian understanding of the Messiah differ? What were the Jewish people expecting from their Messiah? How did Jesus’ teachings challenge these views?
  2. What are some of the issues facing Christianity in 21st century America? How is American Christianity responding to these challenges (adapting/resisting)?

Make sure you are citing scholarly sources in your response.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Respond to a peer who chose an option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Grading
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Weekly Objectives (WO)
WO6.7, 6.8, 6.10, 7.2, 7.3

Resource:

 

Molloy, M. (2013). Experiencing the world’s religions (6th ed.). New York City, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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