TOPIC: Investigating Buddhism Speech Outline

This is not an essay, please use the attached “Investigating Buddhism Outline” document to complete the assignment.

Consider how Buddhists deal with death, sickness, old age, and religious renunciation. If possible, interview a practicing Buddhist individual or a leader of a Buddhist temple, which can be used as an academic resource for this assignment. If you would like to take pictures during your visit to this community or place of worship, be sure to obtain permission.

For this assignment, your role will be as a trainer for Christian colleagues to prepare them for a missionary trip to a Buddhist community. Complete the “Investigating Buddhism Outline” document (ATTACHED) for an extemporaneous speech on Buddhism from a Christian perspective to be delivered to this group.

Utilize the course textbook and a minimum of four other academic resources, one of which can be your interview and should include topic materials and external resources. Provide an applicable quote from each resource in your outline.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.


Read Chapter 10 in Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions.

Read “What Are Branches of Buddhism?” by Wayne, on the CARM website (2016). URL:

Read “Persons (Real and Alleged) in Enlightenment Traditions: A Partial Look at Jainism and Buddhism,” by Yandell, from the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (1997). URL:

View the video, “Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet,” by the Biography Channel, located in the Films on Demand database (1997). URL:

View the video, “Buddhist Teachings: The Noble Eightfold Path,” by Kumar, from the Enthusiastic Buddhist website (2013). URL:

View the video, “Buddhist Beliefs: The Four Noble Truths,” by Kumar, from the Enthusiastic Buddhist website (2013). URL:

Read “A Trinitarian Response to Buddhist Antitheistic Arguments,” by King Jr., from Buddhist-Christian Studies (2017). URL:

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