Syncretism Re-Visited or Incarnation, sociology homework

choose only 1 of the options and write at least 400 words

Option #1

Syncretism Re-Visited

What, if anything, is problematical about a syncretism which cherry-picks doctrines and practices from the various religious traditions? After all, it works for Elizabeth Gilbert, true?

Option #2

INCARNATION

In his discussion of the centuries-long uproar about the doctrine of Incarnation, Smith explains the problem as being the conundrum of having to preserve both the full Divinity and the full Humanity of Christ. Why was each side of that god/man conjunction too important to discard?