Relgion

OPTION A:
Scholars continue to debate the academic nature of Hinduism as to whether or not it is a polytheistic or monotheistic belief system.  Based upon your studies and research this week, compare and contrast these two positions and then academically defend ONE SIDE of this debate by clearly demonstrating your position as to why you believe the practice of Hinduism is best identified as a polytheistic OR monotheistic belief system?
OPTION B:
A contemporary debate growing among scholars today revolves around the incredible growth of Yoga within the United States. The issue of the debate as defined by the 2011 October/November/December edition of Hinduism Today centers upon the question, “as to whether or not Yoga is intrinsically a Hindu practice or a universal science?”  Based upon your studies and research this week, compare and contrast these two positions and then academically defend ONE SIDE of this debate by clearly demonstrating your position as to why you believe Yoga is best identified as an intrinsically Hindu practice OR a universal science? In your discussion, you will want to clearly identify and define what type of Yoga is being referenced and the foundational role that Yoga has in Hinduism.