THE RIG VEDA
in purposely elliptic references similar to those used to refer
to Agni in the Riddle of the Sacrice (I .I 64; cf. also 5.51.15),
This rst appearance of Agni is then linked to subsequent
appearances after he has been lost, occasions when he h
And just as a leech moving on a blade of grass reaches its end, takes hold of
another and draws itself together towards it, so does the self, after throwin
off this body, that is to say, after making it unconscious, take hold of anothir
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imFi)gC])irgU;irsaffilrations are sources of both comfort and conflict. Religions rovid
increas d gut es to meaning and consolation in difficult times But pl b lle
mt fe dre igiously supported violence, couple
therefore no exaggeration. If untouchability is an integrai part of Hinduism the
latter is a spent bullet. But untouchability is a hideous untruth. My motive in
launching the anti-untouchability campaign is clear. What I am aimino at is not
t least since the rst petals of the counterculture bloomed
Aacross Europe and the United States in the 19605, it has been
fashionable to afrm that all religions are beautiful and all are true.
This claim, which reaches back to All Religions A
Oren' Lyons of the Onondaga
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The Prima elgl ell ah, Joseph Brown, Sam Glll,
Nation, and Professors Robert B
Charles Long, and Jill Baitt. .
Stephen Mitchell cast his poets eye over the entire book and
improved its s
Siddhartha Gautama, it is told, was born prince of the Sakya clan in northeastern
India, and probably lived 563483 BCE. He renounced his comfortable life to seek
the solution to suffering.
16. And how, bhikkhus, is mindfulness of breathing deVeloped and
cultivated, so that it is of great fruit and great benefit?
17. "Here a bhikkhu, gone to the forest or to the root of a tree or to an
empty hut, sits down; having folded his leg
Chapter 4 | Hinduism
Peter Berger: the Sacred Canopy
-proposes to explain the necessity of religion (historically and contemporarily)
-and the decline of religion
Function of Religion
-1st: supplies a legitimation against world disrupting anomie
Jewish Deity is?
-transcendent? *not sure about this one
Name of Jewish Deity?
Relationship between yhwh and the jewish people?
What are the Scriptures of the Jews called?
-Tanakh (torah, neviim, ketuvim) and mishnah
How should we live in this world?
Behave ethically in accordance with the dictates of Tian
Be socially active
Be intent on learning
Do not do unto others what you do not want done to you
-the past is what we need to establish,
-ethical monotheism: one god, transcendent and immanent
-scriptural tradition: tanakh (torah, neviim, and ketuvim) (revelation and interpretation)
-covenant and election: the concept of a chosen people
-temple - firs
-emerges out of hindu context
-without understanding hinduism it is difficult to understand Buddhism
-first world religion
-4th largest religion in the world
Siddhartha Guatama (583 BC):
-born fully awake, lotus blossoms at his
-born into the war
New religious movement (NRM)- term coined in 50s and 60s, replaced the word cult
-founder of mormonism
-1805 to 1844
-church of jesus christ of latter-day saints (LDS)
-moved to upstate new york during the second great awakening
-shahada (declaration of faith)
-salat (5 daily prayers)
two biggest groups of muslims?
Distinction between them?
-shia wanted to make sure that ali was in powe
The History of Religion:
Origins of Religion:
a. Skeptics: Religion arises out of fear and anxiety. Dealing with the
Anxiety; because we cant control the future. Is hard to see our future. Its coping with the
unknown. Human beings nee
Question of god exam one
Be familiar with the approaches, themes and definitions of religion
by the following figures: Schleiermacher, Einstein, Paul Tillich,
Bernard Longergan, Marx, Freud
Schleiermacher: Religion is an intuition and taste of the intu
How does the story of Krishna dancing with the milkmaids illustrate the
tolerance of Hinduism for different religious beliefs?
Krishna would often call milkmaids to the forest and dance with him, in
celebration of life.
What is the meaning and sign
1. What was the cultural and social-political background of Jesus?
He was practicing the Jew religion.
When he was born it was a colony of the Roman Empire.
2. Why did Jesus family flee to Egypt for a short period of time?
King heared heard from prophe
Week 5 Capsule 1 Study Guide
Family Loyalty Allegiance,fidelity all imply a sense of duty or devoted attachment
to his or her family
Catholicism and Gangster Films
Catholic view of:
death, sin, baptism, good, and evil
The Road to Perdition
40 multiple choice
Review - Exam 1
Chapter 1& 2
Forms of Business Organizations
Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, and Corporation
Internal & External Users of Financial information
Financial Statements & the Components and thei
Notes for Religion 304
August 23, 2011
-God is not one introduction notes pp.1-22
-Monhandas Gandhi- Belief in one God is the cornerstone for all religions
-Buddhists believe in NO God, Hindus believe in thousands
-Is god a warrior like Hinduisms Kali or
THE QUESTION OF GOD
STUDY GUIDE FOR FINAL EXAM
Possible Questions for Final Exam:
1. As discussed in lecture, what are the themes and features of the Enlightenment (4
I. The Enlightenment (philosophical ideas)
i. Age of Reason: Increasing suspic
Jewish Conceptions of G-d:
1. Creator figure: G-d of Creation: The Book of Genesis
G-d creates the Universe out of nothingness.
And G-d calls it good
A. Human beings:
Ch. 1: created in G-ds image: male and female, he created them
Ch. 2: G-d creates Adam f
Themes, Characteristics, Definitions of Relgion:
Religion arises our fear: critics of religion: Religion is an illusion meant to console and help
humans cope with the threats of meaninglessness, suffering, pain, despair, e.g. F
Modern Approaches to the Question of God:
Only with modern times - 17th-21st centuries- does the possibility of NOT believing or being
connected to the divine or the sacred become a widespread possibility-Specifically in EUROPE
and North America.
Joshua Manski Charles Barfoot REL 321 Assignment 1 January 21, 2008
My own and my families religious experiences and traditions are somewhat diverse and varied. In general, the maternal side of my family consists of different levels of Catholics. My grand
Joshua Manski Charles Barfoot REL 321 Assignment 4 April 7th, 2008
In the period after the Civil War, America experienced a large amount of immigration, numbering about 25 million people between 1860 and 1914. This immigration had a diverse effect on Amer
Joshua Manski Charles Barfoot REL 321 Assignment 5- Final May 5th, 2008
Throughout this course we have studied the growth and development of American religion from the Native Americans and first settlers, up through the 1900s. All of these eras and times
Joshua Manski Charles Barfoot REL 321 Assignment 2 February 11, 2008
The Colonial Era in America was a time for expansion and migration. All of those who voyaged to America also brought their religious beliefs and traditions with them. This time allowed A