Follow the format in How to Write an Annotated Bibliography and refer to Critically Analyzing Information Sources.
After you prepare the annotated bibliography, you will generate 3 questions -- based on your research -- that are important to understanding the topic that you chose.
Your research paper would not just reproduce this information like an entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Instead, ask yourself, is there a framework into which these facts fit?
For example, it is generally known that the four gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
However, it is not generally known that some scholars believe that Matthew and Luke relied upon Mark as a source for their own gospels.
First you have to assemble facts, then you have to think hard about what those facts mean.
You must be careful to cite the sources of your information throughout (not just direct quotes).
You will decide on a topic related to an aspect of tradition's sacred scriptures. Your assignment is to find two books and two journal articles that you would use to write a research paper about the topic (Note: for this assignment you will NOT be actually writing a research paper).
Your assignment is to prepare an annotated biliography which provides a critical review of the literature related to your topic.