Write a 850-word paper that addresses the following topics:
- What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?
- Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of the three Western religions.
- How do different fields of study approach religion?
- What are some critical issues in the academic study of religion?
Include specific examples from the various religious traditions , such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses, church on Sunday, holy mountains, or the Quakers calling each other friends. .
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines
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