Analysis of a “denomination” or branch of Buddhism (such as Zen or Pure Land) in terms of the characteristics which all religions have in common
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1. Examine one specific “denomination” or branch of Buddhism (such as Zen or Pure Land) in terms of the characteristics which all religions have in common. Take one specific characteristic which all religions have in common and examine how it is manifested in at least four “denominations” or branches of Buddhism.
3. Examine one specific “denomination” or branch of Buddhism in terms of the Eightfold Path. Does this branch of Buddhism appear to emphasize some of these eight “spokes” of the “Buddhist wheel” more than others? What type of person do you feel is best suited psychologically to this form of Buddhism?
4. Examine in more detail the essential differences between Hinduism and the Buddha’s teachings on the soul.
5. Compare and contrast in more detail Theravadin and Mahayana Buddhism.
6. Research in depth one of the arts influenced by Buddhism. Connect expressions of that art with Buddhist themes and practices.
7. Explore a controversial ethical issue like euthanasia or abortion from a Buddhist perspective.
8. Compare Shinran’s ideas about salvation by grace alone to those of Martin Luther in Protestant Christianity.
9. Compare and contrast Buddhist notions of nirvana with the Hindu concept of moksha.
10. Write atopic with a thesis statement.