This essay will be focused on some aspect of the diverse intellectual and artistic expressions of the world’s religious traditions. The essay must be at least 1000 words, not including the Works Cited page(s), and no more than 1500 words. Essays that do not even meet the minimum word count will simply receive a failing grade. You are required to select two religious traditions covered within this class and compare a related intellectual and/or artistic expressions. These traditions can be ones covered are that we are scheduled to cover in the forthcoming weeks. Intellectual or artistic expressions can be anything from visual arts, to interpretative strategies for texts, the way morality is related to religion in each culture, etc. An alternative to choosing two traditions is comparing two time period within the same traditions. This assignment is intentionally broad in an effort to provide you the freedom to choose a topic you are interested in. However some may need a little more guidance. As such, following the instructions is a set of examples. Feel free to choose any one of these topics as a starting point or adapt them to create a topic of your own choosing. The list is not meant to be comprehensive nor does it include all the traditions covered in the course. It is only to help you think about possible topics. If you are unsure about your topic, feel free to ask your grader.