Theological Beliefs Confucianism and Shinto Religious Questions


In the Sacred texts booklet, you will find three Confucian texts and three Shinto texts.

For eachof the religious systems:

  • Select one of the texts and explain why you have chosen it as most representative of the religious system;
  • Address the reasons why the other two readings were not, in your assessment, as representative. You MAY NOT use outside sources to make your case. Limit yourself to the text itself.

Answer the questions found on the Answer Sheet.

Formulate reflective essay responses and use textual citations to defend your assertions.

Do not summarize unless necessary to make a point. (I have read these texts…many times.)


Calibri 11pt; double-spacing; 2 ENTIRE pages (minimum and maximum) with bibliography on a third page.

Use in-text citations for direct quotes from sacred texts(Book Chapter: Verse; e.g. Jb 38: 4), and Chicago Manual of Style

(Links to an external site.)

Links to an external site.

for all othertextual references. No double-spacing in footnotes.

If for whatever reason you do not wish to use the Answer Sheet written files should be .doc/.docx or .pdf.Canvas does not allow me to view .pages.

No cover page or headers, please.