Ch. 8 & 9 (Inter Testamental Judaism)
Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: from the Greek, meaning hidden books. Apocrypha refers to
non-canonical or deuterocanonical literature, esp. 14 books included in Greek Septuagint
and later editions of Vulgate, but not in Maso
Angel: From a Greek Word meaning messenger; angels were commonly conceived in
biblical times as emissaries from the deity who employed them to communicate his will to
humanity. Angels named in canonical Scripture include Michael and Gabriel
Navi: the Hebrew word for prophet , a spokesperson for Yahweh who delivered his Gods
judgements on contemporary society and expressed his intentions toward the world
Hesed: love, mercy, kindness; the Lords most treasured characteristics
Akhenaton: Egyptian pharaoh who radically altered the state religion, introducing a
henotheistic cult of the solar deity Aten and outraging the conservative priests of the
Theban state god Amun. Abandoned his original name, Amenhotep IV, Akhenat
Greco-Roman Religions: characterized by polytheism (belief in many gods). There are
only 12 gods on Mt. Olympus.
Pax Romana: was an era of Roman history that lasted for approximately two centuries,
beginning about 20 BC. The Crucifixion of Jesus Chri
Ch. 1: The Bible, an overview
Why we read the Bible
The Bible is sacred to Judaism and Christianity
The Apple of his eye refers to Gods love for Israel: his chosen people
II. What is the Bible?
Known as the Good Book; a collection of many individual
Who is Russell Herman Conwell?
He was a Christian Baptist minister known for his sermon Acres of
What is the Acres of Diamonds?
A sermon by Conwell. It was about a farmer who left his farm to travel the
world searching for d
Running head: PERSONAL WORLDVIEW
In the discussion of spirituality, one must consider that every person experiences
spirituality in a d
Midterm: Fall 2015
Be sure to write your name on the scantron and bubble in your red ID.
1. The caste system in in India is called _.
a. rankings system
b. class warfare
c. varna system
d. public service
2. While modern Hindus have
World Religions: Fall 2015
Put your answers on the scantron please.
BUBBLE IN YOUR RED ID AND FORM OR YOU WILL GET A
0. DO THIS FIRST!
1. In the Jain faith, _ is the term used to refer to living
beings as opposed to non-sentient/non-livi
Buddhism - Originally started out as a philosophy. Now a religion.
Buddha - The awakened one
Siddhartha Gautama - The founder of Buddhism. He was born as a prince in a Kshatriya
caste. He was always shielded from the rest of the world by his father b/c
Religious Studies 101 Exam 1
Neanderthal: The first human ancestors to have a religious belief system.
Cro Magnon: The First early members of the species Homo Sapiens
Ochre: Cro-Magnons would pour Red ochre on the body during burial, possibly signifying t
Idem/1752 the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
I. In Confucian teachings, the “silver rule” is represented by
b. Li Ji.
_ 2. The Analects represents the teachings of
Identrﬁ the choice that best compieres the statement or answers the question.
1. The more inclusive major division of Buddhism is the
2. Who were the ﬁrs
Test One: Religion in Prehistoric and Indigenous Cultures
DO not write on the test. Use the Scantron to mark
1. In the context of religion, the term _refers to religion in an
original state, usually in small tribal cult
Donghak/Tonghak: eastern learning, this was the original name of Choendogyo.
Shendao: Shinto reflects this Japanese term. the way (dao) of the spirits (shen)
Nihongi: the Chronicles of Japan, a second collection of ancient Japanese myths.