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Study Guid Background Oct 06

Study Guid Background Oct 06 - Background to the study of...

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Background to the study of religion: Main periods in the history of human religion: 1. Hunter—gatherer religions 2. Archaic Agricultural 3. Ancient Pre/Semi-literate States & Empires 4. Religion responding to History Epic Ritual Wisdom literature Medieva1 devotion Modernity Founders Forms of Religious Expression Sociological Community of worship Institutions Practical Rituals Ethics Art & other material exp. Theoretical Belief Systems Central Myths Location of sacredness Methods of Studying Religion Phenomenology of Religion Sociology/Ethnography/Archeo- logical study Psychology of Religion Philosophy of Religion Comparative Religion/History of Religion Places of Worship: Natural places: natural objects (eg mountains, trees, etc.)
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relics (e.g. a holy man’s tomb, ancestors bones) Purpose made structures: Temples Meeting Houses Key terms — religion , symbol , self object , non—homogeneous universe, split level universe, conditioned reality, unconditioned reality, myth, rite/ritual, narrative, epic,
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  • Spring '07
  • Martin,Ned
  • Psychology of Religion Philosophy of Religion Comparative, gatherer religions Archaic, agricultural empires shaman, religions key terms, Religion Sociology/Ethnography/Archeological study

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