LEC10 - LEC Oct 20th 2010 Geography of Religion READ CHAP 6...

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LEC Oct 20 th 2010 Geography of Religion READ CHAP 6 Pg 236-247 Religion : a set of beliefs and associated activities designed to facilitate appreciation and understanding of our place in the world Universality: all cultures have religions ex it serves a basic need Religious laws/beliefs: governing diet, life, passages, roles of men/women, dress, laws & education 19 th C Canada: strong ties b/t religion and higher education HOW IS RELIGION EXPRESSED ON A LANDSCAPE? **See Fig 6.18 -geographic space used for religious proposed : Pg 245-247 -shrines -sacred places -buildings -cemeteries Diffusion of Religion The spread of phenomena over space See fig 6.17 ex Christianity – origins in Middle East 2000 yrs ago 3 branches: Roman, spread of Protestantism, Orthodoxy Spread over various means ex Colonialism: Spanish presence in Central/South America Spread of Catholicism (today largest most widespread of world’s religions)
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