Imagine traveling across India to study the religious life and culture of the Hindus. Write a description for Americans that explains what Hinduism is all about.

Each question needs to be answered in entirely your own words and in a minimum of 250 words. You may find that you want to write more than 250 words- and that is completely fine. You can write as much as you need. In writing each question, be sure to have a controlled, focused essay with distinct sub-points. You should back up main points with evidence or examples as needed. Aim for quality in writing– both in mechanical correctness and in having a mature style appropriate to college level writing. Each essay will be graded according to its accuracy, thoroughness, reasoning, original thinking, and clarity.
1. Imagine traveling across India to study the religious life and culture of the Hindus. Write a description for Americans that explains what Hinduism is all about.
2. Why was Buddhism so successful in its beginnings? Why is it so successful today?
3. An ancient saying in East Asia is, “Confucius roams within society, while Lao-tzu wanders beyond.” Fully explain what this means, giving plenty of detail of Confucianism and Taoism.
4. Critically analyze Judaism. How is Judaism different from Eastern religions? What has made this religion so influential and enduring? In what ways has Judaism been influenced by other religions and cultures?
5. Assume you are talking to someone who is unfamiliar with Christianity and they want to fully understand it. Be sure to include its origins and major developments.
6. Assume you are talking to someone who is unfamiliar with Islam and they want to fully understand it. Be sure to include its origins and its major developments.

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Approximately 250 words