Reli1001_5_15 - religion Latin religio from both relegere and religare relegere people who are careful in ritual action religare to bind(in an

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5/15/08 religion- Latin, religio; from both relegere and religare relegere- people who are careful in ritual action religare- to bind (in an obligation) to God religion- from dr. roger Schmidt, “seeking and responding to that which humans experience as ultimate or holy” seeking- within text, nature, or life ultimate- what’s most important holy- that which is sacred sacred- from latin; that which is set apart we want to avoid reductionism- when you reduce something unfairly based on one or more ideas use b.c.e and c.e. when dating first English translation of Bible in 1611- King James version Ways to Study Religion: 1. Devotional- how to practice, or learn to be of that faith 2. Academic- a scientific, objective approach. Looking for understanding, reason, and analysis 3. Theological- combines the first two. Commitment plus understanding. Greater academic understanding within devotion We will be able to place religions within a broader context Learn about each religion Jesus was never Christian We will learn about ourselves Basic Vocabulary: Theism - a religious system with one or more deities Non-theistic religions - religious systems where ultimate reality is impersonal (Daoism or Buddhism) Monotheistic - devotion to only one god Polytheistic - devotion to more than one god Henotheism - religion devoted to one god, but does not rule out the existence of other gods Atheism - a complete and clear rejection of god or supernatural reality
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2009 for the course RELI 1001 taught by Professor Eaglen during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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