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Unformatted text preview: Study Questions – Week 8a-8b ( Old Syllabus, 7a-7b 1. What are the basic characteristics that we see in all religions? 2. According to your readings (Durkheim, Weber, Marx) and the lecture on Religion, what are the functions of religion? Do you agree or disagree with any of these arguments? Give examples to support your opinion. 3. What is the difference between a shaman and a prophet? 4. What are the differences and/or similarities between religion and magic? 5. Identify (in the readings and the lecture) some beliefs and religious practices that you have never considered as an example of religious beliefs or practices. Explain why you think so. Compare with examples that you think can appropriately called “religious”. Has the lecture (or the readings) changed your opinion in any way? 6. What does four philosophical or religious revolutions in Classical Age mean? What are their What does four philosophical or religious revolutions in Classical Age mean?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course FENS 101 taught by Professor Selçukerdem during the Fall '12 term at Sabancı University.
- Fall '12