03a-PalJudslides08 - WORLD POPULATION 6.1 BILLION BY 2050...

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WORLD POPULATION 6.1 BILLION BY 2050 MUSLIMS SHOULD OUT NUMBER NON-MUSLIMS SECOND LARGEST FAITH IN THE # OF ADHERENTS CHRISTIANITY 2 BILLION 33% ISLAM 1.4 BILLION 22% HINDUISM 900 MILLION 15% BUDDHISM 360 MILLION 6% U.S. HAS BETWEEN 2 AND 6 MILLION MUSLIMS (POLITICAL QUESTION) MIDDLE EASTERN RELIGIONS: Zoroastrianism ~150,000 Avesta(s) w/ Gathas Judaism ~14 million Torah Christianity ~2 billion New Testament Islam ~1.4 billion Quran Druze ~1 million 30+ manuscripts Baha’ism ~5 million above, plus leaders’ writings TERMS Polytheistic Monotheistic Orthodoxy Orthopraxy Proselytizing Exoteric (Zahir) Esoteric (Batin) Ex) <Get out!> Ancient Iranian Society: Persis Tribal structure with large city centers Focus on human endeavors in harmony w/ nature Solar calendar, seasonal holidays No Rouz at Vernal Equinox (March 21) Persis (Greek) = Persia Successful Dynasties Median 728-550 BCE Achaemenid 550-330 BCE Sassanid Empire 224-651 BCE
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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