What is religion?
-Unify people around a central ideal. -a system of beliefs -organized system of worship -strong belief in supernatural power or powers that control human destiny Cultural connotations-common experience (history traditions, actions,
Nick E. Wright
The ATLA Interpreted knowledge, biblical terminology, and the law of yahweh as the sole true
source of wisdom as opposed to the wisdom gained by the tree of knowledge. The law of
yahweh works as a predecessor to the tree of
Introduction to Religious Studies RST 101
Fr. Jamros Fall 2014
Idea of the Course.
My version of the Introduction to Religious Studies focuses on Judaism and Christianity in
the Bible to study many aspects of religion: experiences of God; prayer; belief a
Richard J Clifford tells us the Hebrew word "knowledge" carries a sense of life
experience and relationship as opposed to just intellectual understanding and
maturity. Adam and Eve became adults after gaining this new knowledge. They
experienced life with
Three areas of interpretation can be made regarding the Tree of Knowledge of Good and
Evil. The tree makes possible the acquisition of human governed faculties. These proposals
include acquisition of moral values (K. Budde), attaining human-maturity ( H.
In the 1st story of creation Elohim refers to the ruler of nature or the creator of the
material world. Elohim. God is the master of the world, and the creator of the material universe.
As master of the world God has dominion over everything, and the Lord