Prompt: One important lesson when thinking about religion is to realize that there is no such thing as the general category “Religion” that exists in the world. It is only a concept that has been developed based on looking at different religions that have cropped up in human history. At this point in the course, you have now spent some time learning about Judaism, a particular religion that exists in the world and is practiced by approximately 14 million people today.

Gavin Flood, in his article “Religion and the Human Condition” is very aware of the fact that the idea of “religion” that we have is based off of our experiences and study of particular religions that exist or have existed in human history. 

In an essay that is no less than 1200 words, please connect two key ideas from Gavin Flood’s article (be sure to cite) on religion to aspects of Judaism you have uncovered in your reading ofWorld Religions in Dialogue, Part 1 (chapters 1, 2, and 3) (again, be sure to cite with page numbers). Please make reference to the following:

A) one Sacred Writing/Commentary of Judaism,

B) one religious ritual or practice of Judaism, and

C) one idea or belief that exists in the Judaism.