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Test 1 - TEST1 Reliogiology 16:53-what are the potential...

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TEST 1 16:53 Reliogiology : -what are the potential problems when two cultures meet/ clash? -what might keep us from looking at the world views of others fairly? -how can we circumvent all these issues? Potential solutions: -more info about other -proving your own view -relativism Reliogiology : coherent, systematic, and relatively objective method for analyzing and understanding world views ” Alan Gallas ~systematic, coherent, objective -two major dimensions -categories/questions -to understand and analyze world views Epistemology : What should be the basis of valid knowledge? Hermeneutics : What can help me interpret and understand that knowledge? Ontology : What is really real, concerning life? Theology: god Cosmology: beginning of existence, what do you believe is the beginning of time Cosmogony: whole universe/created existence, aspects or attributes of this universe; ex. parallel universe, angels & demons
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Eschatology: end times and after life anthropology: What are we as human beings psychology: what does human consciousness consist of? teleology: purpose of human existence methodology: how can I achieve the purpose of life? (Extra credit)- turn in on the day of exam paper on religion Judaism: Jewish ways of being Religious Judaism Distinctions: A- religion and culture, ethnicity, and nation God is active in running the country; God is driving force of country o -important god for country of Israel but not necessary only for Israel -Jews have strong ties to Israel -divided views but still tied to Israel -Judaism is unique because: no other national group that is a religion and vice- versa B- Religion of Law -613 commandments in Judaism o different denominations put importance on different commandments
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orthopraxy/ic- more concerned with practice --> actions orthodoxy/ic- belief is more important - Christianity is more orthodox C- Religion of History -first surrounded by Pagan Gods -nature and gods Jews had linear belief -time is sacred for Jews -special on special days ex. Sabbath D- Principles of Judaism 3 principles of Judaism o Torah o God o Israel- people Israel symbolizes fellow man, neighbors Judaism: an Introduction: views of ancient Judaism have had a profound influence on Western values -Jewish ancestry a 3rd of Western world “by the creator” in D.O.I
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were the Jews an “important people?” o small people, unimportant, got pushed around and eventually had to follow people’s orders were their lands extensive? o not really, small land, nomadic at first Did they have history? -considered insignificant key to their influence is neither ancientness, land of history, but how Jews were concerned with their questions of “meaning of life” Jews Found Meaning in Areas: Meaning in God: covenant idea (covenant is a contract between god and human) god as creator and revealer origin of Jew’s search for meaning; was their understanding of God there had to be “other” + meaningful
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