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REL 102: World Religions: Religions of Near Eastern Origin
Professor: Stephen Shoemaker OfCC: 348 Susan Campbell Hall
Telephone: 346-4998 Ofce Hours: F 1-3
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1t Examination: Judaism
I. Matching (34 points) 30/?
1. A LIsrael ben Eliezar Jews of central and northern European origin
2. I: Diaspora Jews living outside of Israel/Palestine
3. i Mikveh )2; Greek translation of Hebrew Bible
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2"1 Examination: Christiani
Matching (34 points) /34
L . Julian of Norwich
g 2 Nee-Orthodoxy
s Martin Luther
L 2 John Locke
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. I Philip Jakob Spener
9 March 2015
One God or Three Gods?
Since Christianitys origins, there has been debate over whether the religion is
monotheistic or polytheistic. Believers and non-believers have struggled to grasp with the
concept of containin
What were the 4 political entities that held sway over the 'Fertile Crescent? Put them in
The 4 political entities were the Sumerians (4000 BCE-2300 BCE), Akkadians
(2300 BCE-1800), Babylonians (1800-538), and Assyrians (1000-700).
Early Christianity in 1st Century
When was Jesus born? When was he crucified?
Jesus was born in 4 BCE in Bethlehem and was crucified at the age of 33 for
causing a disturbance in the temple during Passover.
What are the 4 canonical gospels?
Religion 102 World Religions: Western Traditions Notes
Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 BCE) held the notion that every religious
tradition should be respected.
o Persian ruler Cambyses stabbed the thigh of Egypts sacred Apis-bull and
then died of a sel
Founded by Zarathustra (Persian) or Zoroaster (Greek)
o Lived between 6300 BCE - 630 BCE
Oldest scripture of Zoroastrian tradition is the Avesta
o Avesta consists of two layers:
The Gathas 17 hymns within the Avesta and are focused on