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Revise your Topic 5 essay outline from instructor feedback.Create an essay of 1,000-1,250 words on American-born religions. Choose one American-born religion to analyze. Include the following:Provide a sociohistorical analysis of that religion.Use the sociology of religion paradigm to analyze the American-born religion.Summarize that religion’s impact on American society. (Comp. 3.6)Describe whether or not the religion reflects a Christian worldview. Explain why.Provide an Annotated Bibliography containing four to six scholarly sources to support your analysis.
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Running Head: AMERICAN BORN RELIGION
American-Born Religion: Outline and Bibliography
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American-Born Religion: Outline and Bibliography
There are many elements to the development and implementation of the Pentecostal
Religion. This essay seeks to describe how the sociohistorical evaluations are present in the
Pentecostal Faith as well as how the sociology of religion paradigm is termed and defined
concerning this religious belief. This essay will also provide an analysis of the impacts on the
world that is existence by faith while providing an emphasizes as to how the Pentecostal
Religion has elements that are like the Christian Worldviews. The faith of the Pentecostal is
intriguing and has many elements of beliefs and practices that seek to create a positive change in
society.
Without such vital formations of the Pentecostal Religion, this faith would not be
considered as important as it is today in the modern world (Archer, 2004). When it concerns the
sociology of religion paradigm, there are many elements present in this faith such as how the
believers define the concepts of faith, the ways that they live, the rituals they practice, and the
organization in which is analyzed by the American-born religion concerning the facts of
Pentecostalism. Some of the beliefs by Pentecostals of this religious faith include the Bible and
how salvation can be achieved via the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as the
immersion of baptism. The lifestyles of those who practice this religious faith have become
greatly reliant on what is known as the ‘holy spirit’ (Archer, 2007). For this religion, it is
important and normal for one to become filled with the holy spirit and to begin talking in tongues
as evidence of their faith and beliefs. Some of the ritual practices for Pentecostal’s include
praying, participating in communion, and reading the scriptures of the bible to understand and
learn about their God. Pentecostals make great efforts towards striving for better lives that are led
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by the word of God and helping the communities that surround them while bringing salvation to
clear other’s souls of sins (Ross, 2001).
Those of the Pentecostal faith have made tremendous impacts on the society that has
greatly reflected the worldview of Christians. Many factors have played a part in concerns
implementing programs in communities that help decrease poverty levels, helping communities
develop economically, and helping to improve the healthcare system (Showalter, 2019).
Although these are important elements of the Pentecostal faith in giving back to their
community, they also play major roles in advocating for equality among women and men to
increase, given that the Pentecostals are known for ordaining women as pastors in their religious
institutions. Given such factors of how this faith has given back to society in a positive way,
there are also reflections of a Christian worldview that is apparent (Vondey & Green, 2010). The
Christian Worldview that is apparent in the Pentecostal faith concerns the use of the same Bible,
many values and beliefs are relevant to the current worldview of the Christians, as well as key
aspects such as rituals and practices that align with those of the Christian religion. Both
Christians and Pentecostal emphasize their strong beliefs in the Holy Spirit, and both have
similar methods of bringing the Holy Spirit into their lives of worship (Anderson, 2004).
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References
Anderson, A. (2004). The Contextual Pentecostal Theology of David Yonggi Cho. Asian Journal
of Pentecostal Studies, 7(1), 101-123. Retrieved from https://www.aptspress.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/06/04-1-Anderson.pdf
Archer, K. (2004). Nourishment for our journey: The pentecostal via salutis and sacramental
ordinances. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, 13(1), 79-96. Retrieved from
https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/48783288/Archer_JPT_13_1_Sacra
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Archer, K. J. (2007). A Pentecostal way of doing theology: Method and manner. International
Journal of Systematic Theology, 9(3), 301-314. Retrieved from
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and_Method.pdf?response-contentdisposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DA_Pentecostal_Way_of_Doing_Theology_Met
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BBC (2009). Pentecostalism. Retrieved from
https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/subdivisions/pentecostal_1.shtml
DeVine M. (2013). Where Did All These Pentecostals and Charismatics Come From? The
Gospel Coalition (TGC). Retrieved from
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/where-did-all-these-pentecostals-andcharismatics-come-from/
Poloma M. (n.d.). “The Pentecostal Movement”. Hartford Institute for Religion Research.
Retrieved from http://hirr.hartsem.edu/research/pentecostalism_polomaart5.html
Ross R. (2001). Pentecostalism and Its Impact. Retrieved from
https://culteducation.com/group/936-christian-fundamentalists/7558-pentecostalism-andits-impact.html
Showalter B. (2019). What Pentecost is all about and what Pentecostalism offers the postmodern
West: theologian. CP Reporter. Retrieved from
https://www.christianpost.com/news/what-pentecost-is-all-about-and-whatpentecostalism-offers-the-postmodern-west.html
Vondey, W., & Green, C. (2010). Between this and that: Reality and sacramentality in the
Pentecostal worldview. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, 19(2), 243-264. Retrieved from
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Yong, A. (2019). Discerning the spirit (s): a Pentecostal-charismatic contribution to Christian
theology of religions. Wipf and Stock Publishers. Retrieved from https://www.religiononline.org/article/discerning-the-spirit/
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Course Code
SOC-412
Class Code
SOC-412-O500
Criteria
Percentage
Content
70.0%
Create an outline of 350-500 words for an essay
on American-born religions. Choose one
American-born religion to analyze. Include the
following: 1. Provide a sociohistorical analysis of
that religion.
15.0%
2. Use the sociology of religion paradigm to
analyze the American-born religion.
15.0%
3. Summarize that specific religion’s impact on
American society.
15.0%
4. Describe whether or not the religion reflects a
Christian worldview. Explain why.
15.0%
Utilize the GCU Library to create an Annotated
Bibliography section with at least 10 sources,
formatted in APA.
10.0%
Organization and Effectiveness
20.0%
Paragraph Development and Transitions
10.0%
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling,
punctuation, grammar, language use)
10.0%
Format
10.0%
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the
major and assignment)
5.0%
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes,
references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to
assignment and style)
5.0%
Total Weightage
100%
Assignment Title
American-Born Religions: Outline and Annotated Bibliography
Unsatisfactory (0.00%)
Essay does not provide a sociohistorical analysis of that
specific religion.
Essay does not use the sociology of religion paradigm to
analyze the American-born religion.
Essay does not summarize that specific religion’s impact on
American society.
Essay does not describe whether or not the religion reflects a
Christian worldview.
No outside sources are cited.
Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and
coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are
established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and
scope. Organization is disjointed.
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede
communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice
and/or sentence construction are used.
Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format
is rarely followed correctly.
Sources are not documented.
Total Points
150.0
Less than Satisfactory (65.00%)
Essay provides a sociohistorical analysis of that specific
religion but the approach is vague, incomplete, or is poorly
described. Demonstrates poor understanding of topic.
Essay uses the sociology of religion paradigm to analyze the
American-born religion but the approach is not based on
sound reasoning or is poorly described. Demonstrates poor
understanding of topic.
Essay summarizes that specific religion’s impact on American
society. The approach is not based on sound reasoning or is
poorly described. Demonstrates poor understanding of topic.
Essay describes whether or not the religion reflects a
Christian worldview. The approach is not based on sound
reasoning or is poorly described. Demonstrates poor
understanding of topic.
Annotated Bibliography section contains at least 7 sources,
but they are not scholarly and/or relevant.
Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression
of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree
of organization is evident.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the
reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or
word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but
not varied.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing
or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent and/or incorrect, as
appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous
formatting errors.
Satisfactory (75.00%)
Essay provides a sociohistorical analysis of that specific
religion with some level of depth. Demonstrates a minimal
understanding of the topic.
Essay uses the sociology of religion paradigm to analyze the
American-born religion with some level of depth; explanation
is somewhat limited but approach is based on sound
reasoning. Demonstrates a minimal understanding of the
topic.
Essay summarizes that specific religion’s impact on American
society; it is delineated with some level of depth; explanation
is somewhat limited but approach is based on sound
reasoning. Demonstrates a minimal understanding of the
topic.
Essay describes whether or not the religion reflects a
Christian worldview; it is delineated with some level of depth;
explanation is somewhat limited but approach is based on
sound reasoning. Demonstrates a minimal understanding of
the topic.
Annotated Bibliography section contains at least 10 sources.
Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show
some inconsistency in organization and/or in their
relationships to each other.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not
overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence
structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although
some minor errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and
style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Good (85.00%)
Essay provides a sociohistorical analysis of that specific
religion with accurate details; description shows a clear and
valid approach.
Essay uses the sociology of religion paradigm to analyze the
American-born religion with accurate details; description
shows sound analysis of a clear and valid approach.
Essay summarizes that specific religion’s impact on American
society; it is clearly stated with accurate details; description
shows sound analysis of a clear and valid approach.
Essay describes whether or not the religion reflects a
Christian worldview; it is clearly stated with accurate details;
description shows sound analysis of a clear and valid
approach.
Annotated Bibliography section contains at least 10 sources;
sources are cited in a well-connected way and elaborated on.
A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is
apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and
cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are
appropriate to purpose.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may
be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence
structures and figures of speech.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no
errors in formatting style.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and
style, and format is mostly correct.
Excellent (100.00%)
Comments
Essay provides a sociohistorical analysis of that specific
religion with quality details; description is comprehensive and Good work in writing about the history and
insightful, showing an exceptional approach.
origins of Pentecostalism.
Essay uses the sociology of religion paradigm to analyze the
American-born religion with quality details; description is
comprehensive and insightful, showing an exceptional
approach.
Essay summarizes that specific religion’s impact on American
society; it is provided with quality details; analysis is
Organization, hierarchy and structure are
comprehensive and insightful, showing an exceptional
an important aspect and component of
approach.
any religion.
Essay describes whether or not the religion reflects a
Christian worldview; it is provided with quality details;
analysis is comprehensive and insightful, showing an
exceptional approach.
A knowledge and awareness about more
modern day churches and religions helps
to dispel many stereotypes and
misconceptions that exist about religions.
Annotated Bibliography section contains at least 10 sources
and are flawlessly integrated into the essay to support the
claims made therein.
The Pentecostal church has many of the
strong and significant elements of the
Baptist church but is also very lively.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and
transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other.
Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader.
Paragraph structure is seamless.
The use of the Bible is central to the
worship services found in this religion.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic
English.
All format elements are correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as
appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of
error.
The worship services tend to be highly
spiritual and energetic. They have a strong
belief in the Holy Spirit.
Points Earned
22.50/22.50
22.50/22.50
22.50/22.50
22.50/22.50
15.00/15.00
15.00/15.00
15.00/15.00
7.50/7.50
7.50/7.50
150.00/150.0

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