Reli. Notes 30

Reli. Notes 30 - o What sources can we look to...

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Garden, Fire, the Afterlife, and Muslims Common misconceptions: o Virgins o “Luxurious carnal brothel” o Physical vs. spiritual o Where do these images come from? Medieval period and the crusades bring about Western animosity toward Muslims Muslims seen as “others” o Political context for anti-Muslim rhetoric: Crusades Colonialism Racial theories o Red flag statements: “Islam says…” “Muslims are…”
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Unformatted text preview: o What sources can we look to?: Qur’an (multiple interpretations) Prophetic sayings Art Architecture Scripturalism: • All literal words of a religious text are taken to be the belief of all followers Hadith: • Prophetic sayings source • Belief in the afterlife: o Idea of the “last day” o Believe in resurrection o Use of nature/ earth to convey messages...
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course RELI 125 taught by Professor Styers during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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