My pictorial depiction of the world’s major religions, drawn for my students in World Religions:
And along with the sketch, four questions to frame our ridiculously brief examination of the world’s major religions:
1. How does R characterize ideal existence? What’s so great about it?
2. How does R characterize mundane existence? What’s so terrible about it?
3. How does R explain the radical gulf between our mundane existence and our ideal existence? What have we done wrong?
4. How does R advise us to overcome that radical gulf? What can we do?
What do you think? A useful framework for approaching the world’s religions under considerable time constraints, or pedagogical malpractice?