Exam 1 study guide - Office Hours 8-9:30 Monday morning Study of Religion Study Guide 1 Primary texts 2 Secondary texts 3 Soteriology study of

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Office Hours 8-9:30 Monday morningStudy of Religion Study Guide1. Primary texts: 2. Secondary texts 3. Soteriology: study of liberation or salvation 4. Eschatology: part of theology concerned with death, judgement, and the final destiny of the soul5. Monotheism: belief in one god6. Polytheism: belief in many gods7. Monism: believing in the one-ness of everything 8. Dualism: state of being two parts, brain and body 9. Secularism: the principle of separation of the state from religious institutions 10. Lay people/laity: people who come to hear the religious specialists11. The 7 Dimensions of Religion 1. ethical/legal: normative framework Ex.) Ten Commandments, Hindus don’t eat cows, Lent 2. Organizational/social Ex.) Catholic Priest, Pope, Hindu Guru, Rabbai3. Material/artistic Ex.) Bible, religious architecture, cross, Quaran 4. Doctrinal/philosophical: set of beliefs taught as truth Ex.) Apostle’s Creed, Samsara, Karma5. Experimental/emotional Ex.) being born again, enlightenment, faith healing 6. Ritual/behavioral: symbolic reenactments that are sacred Ex.) pilgrimage, mass, Baptism7. Mythic/narrative: models to overcome obstacles Ex.) Genesis, Solar Eclipse, Resurrection 12. Cosmology: study of the origins of creation13. Ontology: metaphysical claims; the study of what exists but can’t be seen; not empirically verifiable; give normative guidance on how to live 14. Via analogia: by analogy 15. Via negative: by what it is not16. Literalism: taking the words to the most basic sense without metaphor or allegory17. Myth: traditional story; folktale 18. Orthopraxis: place emphasis on correct practice 19. Orthodoxy: place emphasis on correct belief
Indus Valley Civilization Study Guide (2500 BCE – 1500 BCE)1. Mohenjo-Daro & Harappa: great cities located along the Indus Valley (comparable to New York and Los Angeles); both had sophisticated economy, including water power, and drainage; pottery, architecture, and writing found over large area; found undecipherable script 2. Principal religious practices: temple rituals, animal sacrifices, fire altars, ritual bathing in “great bath”3. Indus Valley Civilization: figurines of various goddesses, suggested that it was a polytheistic society Early Vedic Religion Study Guide (1500 BCE- 600 BCE)1. Two principal theories accounting for the shift between Indus Valley civilization (pre-Vedic) and Vedic civilizations:

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