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 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 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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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHI 115 taught by Professor Martin,ned during the Spring '07 term at Harper.

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