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religion (spectrum of definitions and views; how this book defines the term—why the study is beneficial. Also do a quick review of the UNO ReligiousStudies faculty profiles that were posted, as well as the video in Module 1, toidentify basic fields and/or the approaches/methods that our professors use)p. 6monotheism; religion that believes in one godpolytheism; religion that believes in many godsmonism; doctrine that denies the existence of a distinction or duality in somesphere; such as god or the worldsacred; p. 7secular/secularization; pg. 8six dimensions of religion; p.10-12symbol; iconic rep. intended to show a religion or coneceptthe differences between Theology and Religious Studies asdisciplines/approaches; p. 13-14shaman; p. 18-19atheism; conviction there is no god; religion is mostly mistakenagnosticism; p.22Animism; p.32Shaman, shamanism, types of shamans; p. 33Indigenous, indigenous religions; p.35
Common features of Indigenous Religionsmyth, types of myths; p.43Life-cycle rituals; p 54-55Black Hills; sacred mountainsLakota; p.46Wakan Tanka; p. 46sacred pipe; p. 49 & 50White Buffalo Calf Woman; p. 49Yoruba; p.53Olorun; p.53Orisha; p.53Roles of religious specialists in Yoruba religion; p.56Importance of ancestors (not just in Yoruba, but in Indigenous traditions ingeneral); p. 57HaidaHaida GwaiiKinship, importance of relationships; blood relationshipHinduism, name and general nature of; p.65
OM; p.66Sanskrit; p. 67mantra; p.71shrutismirti4 Vedas: Rig-veda; Yajur-veda; Sama-veda; Atharva-veda; p.67Diwali; p.63Agni; p. 67 (god of fire)Brahman (ultimate reality, the Oneness that is everything);Upanishads; p.68-69Atman; p.69Mahabharata; relate royal rivalries in different periods Aryan clans strugglefor territory. P.70Bhagavad-Gita (often simply called the Gita) p. 70Krishna; p. 71 first column and p. 74 bottom 2ndcolumnArjuna; one of the heroes in MahabharataRamayana; ancient epic about rama resuing sitaRama; p.74 second column bottom

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