Mod1Session1-God - Module I Session 1 “God” Highlights of module I • Do you know how many names does “God” have • Which then is the

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Unformatted text preview: Module I Session 1 “God” Highlights of module I • Do you know how many names does “God” have? • Which then is the true (or proper) Name of “God”? • Did you know that “religion” is a VERB? • What is it then to be religious or “to religion”? • How many philosophies of “God” and religion are there? • Did you know that sophomore and “philosopher” are etymological cousins? • What other word cognates can you recognize? (It is very wise to learn new philosophical vocabulary for your verbal GRE and LSAT graduate entrance tests.) 1. “God” (A) Etymology of the English word "God“ • י הוה (Hebrew, YHWH, "Yud He Vav He“ • Theos (Greek) • Deus (Latin) • Allah (Arabic) Tetragrammaton = 4 Hebrew letters of the Ineffable Name, "I am what I am“ (Exodus 3:14), are never pronounced, instead G-d is addressed by the Jews as Adonai or Elohim or HaShem, the "Lord God“ Theos is the Greek word for a (male) god; the feminine form is Thea and the plural is Theoi Deus is the Latin translation from the Greek Theos "Allah" is the Anglicized form of the Arabic word for God Al llah is the earlier Arabic Anglicized form “God” I n the Greek and Roman mythology there were 12 major deities (Greek in parentheses): • JUPITER (ZEUS) – THE KING OF GODS AND HUMANS • FEBO (APOLLO) – the god of sunlight, prophecy, music, poetry • MARS (ARES) – the god of war • MERCURY (HERMES) - the messenger or herald god • VULCAN (HEPHAESTUS) – the god of fire and metal works • VESTA (HESTIA) - the chief goddess of domestic activity and hearth • JUNO (HERA) – wife of Jupiter (Zeus), the queen of heaven,...
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2010 for the course PHIL 206 taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Mod1Session1-God - Module I Session 1 “God” Highlights of module I • Do you know how many names does “God” have • Which then is the

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