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8 The Geography of Religion

8 The Geography of Religion - places faith-based mobility...

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GEOG2300 - Space, Place, & Identity Week 8 The Geography of Religion Overview ! Religion ! Major world religions ! Origin and diffusion of major religions ! Relevance of religion in a globalized world? ! Religion and... ! Cultural landscapes ! Practicing Geography: Foote ! For next week... Religion ! relatively structured set of beliefs and practices through which people seek mental and physical harmony with the powers of the universe ! common practices, individual expressions 1 2 3
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Some important distinctions ! proselytic religions - universalizing ! ethnic religions - ethnic/tribal group ! monotheistic religions - 1 god ! polytheistic religions - many gods ! syncretic religions - combined elements ! orthodox religions - purity of faith ! fundamentalism - movement to return to founding principles Major world religions Practicing religion around the world 4 5 6
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Origin and diffusion of major religions 7 Pilgrimage ! journeys to sacred
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Unformatted text preview: places ! faith-based mobility ! connection to place and faith ! various destinations ! economic and infrastructure impacts Relevance of religion in a globalized world? ! stable anchor ! sense of community ! expanded networks 7 8 9 Religion and. .. ! cultural ecology ! maintaining harmony between people and environment ! diet ! ecotheology Cultural landscapes Practicing geography ! Kenneth Foote ! understanding what happens in places in aftermath of violent/tragic events ! creation of monuments or become hidden? ! national shrines and memorials ! case studies, photos, interviews, maps to document events and experiences ! key themes : spatial narrative, public memory, commemoration, storytelling, historical sites 10 11 12 For next week. .. ! Readings ! Chapter 8 ! Discussion Groups ! Work/help session for Reflection Paper #3 13...
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