PHL Philosophies Of World Religion Scholarly Activity

Unit VI Scholarly Activity

Interview Questions

Imagine that you have been granted an interview by a world-renowned, female religious leader. What would you like to know concerning her beliefs, her struggles, and her successes? Two of the suggested readings would be excellent sources for choosing a religious leader for this project. (You will not actually interview this person, so feel free to choose any well-known, female religious leader.)

Compile a list of 10 questions that would tell you more about her religion and why she chose to be a leader in it. Do not ask any “yes/no” questions. Good interview questions take just as much critical thinking to develop as answering the questions does. Your questions should demonstrate that you have some knowledge of her religious tradition. Your questions should dig deeper to get to information that cannot be found in the textbook or on the internet, but use that research to guide “the digging” in the interview.

Below are some possible topics for exploration in your research and in forming your questions. You are not limited to these topics:

  •   Textual interpretations/misunderstandings
  •   Cultural expectations of women
  •   Influence of globalization
  •   Influence of other religions
  •   Religious traditions/practices
  •   Effects on her personal life
  •   Pressures of being a pioneer
  •   Support system

    Click here for a list of tips for writing interview questions.

    As this interview is for an academic setting, you must use APA citations and references to support the research you conducted to create the 10 questions. You do not need a title page, running head or page numbers for this assignment, but be sure to put your name in the top left hand corner along with the date. Your interview title should include the name

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of the potential interviewee, and your references should be on a separate page. Use double spacing and Times New Roman size 12 font.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.


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