Create a fictional religion with an imaginary founder: 1. Write a fictional history of the founder – outline – to include the following content: Describe the founder’s story and vision (purpose of the religion) What caused the founder to abandon previous beliefs and why start a new religion? Describe the early followers, the experience and stigma associated with accepting/believing the founder’s religious vision. List five requirements for recruiting membershi

Religion

Create a fictional religion with an imaginary founder:

1. Write a fictional history of the founder – outline – to include the following content:

Describe the founder’s story and vision (purpose of the religion)

What caused the founder to abandon previous beliefs and why start a new religion?

Describe the early followers, the experience and stigma associated with accepting/believing the founder’s religious vision.

List five requirements for recruiting membership to this religion? These requirements should not be random – they must fit into the larger vision of the acceptable U.S. culture of religion – they should make sense to prospective religious group members – what type of individuals do you want to be members of your religion?

Clearly state five rules/expectations of this religion – to maintain membership in the religion

Part Two = 25 points

Narrative Summary of the following (reference lesson/chapter material)

2. Connect fictional religion content to Weber and Durkheim’s work on religion. (one-page) = 10 points

3. Connect fictional religion content to the three sociological perspectives (one-page) = 10 points

Structural Functional Perspective

Conflict Perspective

Symbolic Interaction Perspective

Reference no: EM132069492

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