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You passed this Milestone 25 questions were answered correctly . 1 Philosophy of religion and theology are both interested in exegesis, which can be defined as what? The art of strategically using texts for your own purposes, not the purposes of the text's author. The methodology of discovering if a text is forged or legitimate. The methodology of accurately determining and interpreting the meaning of texts. The methodology of determining which historical figure wrote a text. CONCEPT Philosophy of Religion 2 Which of the following is a role that creation stories often play in religion? Explains the nature of mystical experience Discusses the origin of God Provides a basis for the religion's framework within which experiences can be understood Explains the details and underlying doctrine of important rituals CONCEPT Early Creation Stories 3 Foods that are considered permissible in Islam are called:
Haram Vegetarian Kosher Halal CONCEPT Religion and Food 4 Which of the following describes usury? Lending money in order to collect interest on the loan The Buddhist practice of viewing economics from a holistic perspective A fair exchange of goods for services in the Jewish tradition The Islamic practice of giving to those in need CONCEPT Religion and Economics 5 Which of the following is not a common practice used to achieve a mystical state? Chanting Contemplative prayer Almsgiving
Meditation CONCEPT Mysticism 6 Christians believe that one god can manifest himself in three persons, while remaining a single god. As a result, some Jews and Muslims deny that Christianity is actually (A) monotheistic .

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