Religion 822 - a. Dictionary Definition i. Belief in super...

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Introduction to religion 1. Overview a. Overview world population by religion b. Current world population: 5.5 Billion; Religious believers about 4.8 Billion ( near 90%) among them i. Christian 2 Billion ii. Muslim 1.2 Billion iii. Hindu 760 Million iv. Buddhist 350 Million v. Tribal religions 240 Million vi. New religions 99 Million 2. Why we need to learn world religion a. 3 points i. Religion plays role in shaping human cultures ii. A big part of humankind’s experiments iii. How to learn - Concept of comparative studies of religions 3. Definition of Religion
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Unformatted text preview: a. Dictionary Definition i. Belief in super human power or powers to be obeyed and worshipped as the creator(s) and rules of the universe ii. Expression of this belief in conduct and ritual iii. Many different definitions of religion 4. Dimensions of Religion a. Professor Ninian Smart i. 7 Dimensions 1. Pratical and ritual 2. Experiential and emotional 3. Narrative or mythic 4. Doctrinal and philosophical 5. Ethical and legal 6. Social and institutional 7. Material 5....
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