Religion Jan 18 - Religion January 18, 2010 Quiz: Wednesday...

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January 18, 2010 Quiz: Wednesday after reading week AKA February 24 Assignment 1: Due Feb 1, 1:30pm, bring 2 copies of assignment to class. . 3-4 pages (750 words). . clear thesis statement. . concise and critical summary of Nye's arguments about the role of ritual in religion. . provide 2 or 3 examples of ritual in North American Hinduism. . document all sources properly, according to the Chicago style (check religion home page for reference). . Turnitin.com (don't cheat!) Introduction to Hinduism Approaches to Hinduism: 1. Dharma: religious duty (this was covered last class) 2. Sampradaya: traditions, teachings followed Components of Hindu Tradition: - Scripture (philosophy) - Devotional Life - Deities (their importance in the context of Hinduism) Scripture (sabda) - sources of revelation, inspiration, guidance - oral, written, memorized, sung, enjoyed - includes Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagavada Gita, and others - reading sacred texts from books isn't the most important practice in Hinduism - the primary way of indulging in the Hindu texts in though television, Guru's, singing, etc. Vedas (a set of ancient Hindu texts)
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2010 for the course RELIGION RE101 taught by Professor Alialbargouthi during the Winter '10 term at Wilfred Laurier University .

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Religion Jan 18 - Religion January 18, 2010 Quiz: Wednesday...

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