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Unformatted text preview: 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 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 orthopraxy/ic- more concerned with practice --> actions orthodoxy/ic- belief is more important- Christianity is more orthodox C- Religion of H istory-first surrounded by Pagan Gods -nature and gods Jews had linear belief-time is sacred for Jews-special on special days ex. Sabbath D- P rinciples 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 were the Jews an important people? o small people, unimportant, got pushed around and eventually had to follow peoples 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 Jews search for meaning; was their understanding of...
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