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Unformatted text preview: a. Tribal i. Believe the same thing ii. Group life iii. Ritual iv. Single occupation b. Urban i. Believe different things ii. Self involved iii. No ritual iv. Diverse occupations 4. China and myths of harmony a. Story of T/Dao: hidden harmony of universe b. Creation works via opposites of yin and yang i. Dark and light ii. Earth and heaven iii. Female and male c. Problem of existence: disharmony and unbalance means: i. Taoism wu-wei ii. Confucianism Li 5. The middle East and myths of history a. History as basis for religious metaphor, not cyclical b. Problem of life: sin and injustice c. Ideal goal: restoration of human wills to harmony with will of God d. Means: vary but all three religions 6. Modernization...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course RELIG 205 taught by Professor Hu during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.
- Spring '08
- World Religions