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Unformatted text preview: Intro to World Religions Outline and Test Notes I. Definition and Origins of Religion – 6% A. Basic dimensions of religion B. Approaches to religion II. Indigenous Religions – 6% A. Native North American traditions B. Native South American traditions C. Native West African traditions D. Native Middle Eastern traditions E. Hellenic and Roman traditions F. Shintoism III. Hinduism – 10% A. Historical development B. Doctrine and practice IV. Buddhism – 10% A. Historical development B. Major traditions C. Doctrine and practice V. Confucianism – 6% A. Historical development B. Doctrine and practice VI. Taoism – 4% A. Historical development B. Doctrine and practice VII. Judaism – 16% A. Historical development B. Denominations C. Doctrine and practice VIII. Christianity – 18% A. Historical development B. Major traditions C. Doctrine and practice IX. Islam – 16% A. Historical development B. Major traditions C. Doctrine and practice X. Religious Movements – 8% A. Before 1000 A.D. B. After 1000 A.D. Study material for the Intro to World Religions Exam • Know what age Muhammad was when he started seeking religious truth. Re: when he was 40, Muhammad heard the word of God while on a retreat in the hills outside Mecca. The angel Gabriel appeared to Muhammad and told him that he was God's chosen messenger. • Why did Muhammad accept Christianity and Judaism as parallel religions...one of the possible answers was "He read the Old and New Testament"...not sure if that is right or not. Re: Adherents of Islam have historically referred to themselves, Jews, and Christians (among others) as People of the Book since they all base their religion on books that are considered to have a divine origin. • Know why Muhammad fled Mecca (exactly who was threatening him). Re: The religious leaders in Mecca tried to discourage Muhammad from preaching this new religion. The threat of violence led Muhammad to flee Mecca. He fled from Mecca in the middle of the night. It was the hegira . The year was 622. • Know much about the rock in the Mosque in Mecca...I think it's called the kabba Re: The Kaaba is a cuboidal building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is the most sacred site in Islam. In the eastern corner of the Kaaba is the "Black Stone". The Black Stone is a Muslim object of reverence, which according to Islamic tradition dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. Some consider it to be a tektite or a meteorite. It is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient sacred stone building towards which Muslims pray, in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.[2] The Stone is roughly 30 cm (12 in.) in diameter, and 1.5 meters (5 ft.) above the ground.[3] The Stone is broken into a number of pieces from damage which was inflicted during the...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course INTRO TO R 000 taught by Professor 000 during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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