LO 1: Identify examples of different forms of ritual in a number of religions.
Passover- Occurs every spring as part of Judaism. Jews gather in their homes
and share a formal meal in which they eat symbolic foods.
1. My first presentation was on SQ Chapter 3 (Appearance of the Sacred) and
the Kenney essay of Revelation. The second presentation was on SQ Chapter
8 (Religion and Morality) and the Kenney essay of the Nine Theories of
Kenney study guide for ritual
1: What is Smarts definition of ritual?
Performative acts in which communication is established with the Beyond.
2: List here the four functions of a ritual:
Recreate, reenact, reveal and reexperience
3: List here the four ty
Pre-Modernity (10,000 to 1650 BCE):
1: What is the foundation of pre-modernity?
2: What is primary?
Modernity (1650 to 1950 CE):
3: What is the foundation of modernity?
Reason and/or science
4: What is primary?
Kenney study guide for revelation
1: Define the word epistemology:
The study of what one stands upon, or, what one bases their knowledge
2: The essay discusses 5 general epistemologies, revelation being the primary
SQ Chapter 1
LO 1: Identify an example of action as a component of religion.
An example of action would be prayer. According to Islamic law, an
observant Muslim faces toward Mecca and performs salat. This occurs
1: What is the definition given for religious studies?
The study of religion from a secular rather than from a
2: List here the adjectives given for a secular perspective:
Descriptive, critical, comparative, with priority given to
LO 1: Define myth.
Myth is a narrative that focuses on sacred reality and its relationship to
LO 2: Distinguish myth from allegory and story.
An allegory is a story, usually fictional, that makes an ins
LO 1: Identify the boundaries of the term sacred.
Sacred is a complex word that can be used to describe anything from places
and times to persons, events and deities. Most often however when someone
uses the term
LO 1: Define the term hierophany.
Hierophany means the appearance of the sacred in human experience.
LO 2: Identify different forms of sacred media.
The different forms of sacred media are sacred persons, sacred
LO 1: Explain why religion is said to have social character.
Religion is said to have social character because in many societies religion is
the collective expression of what people thought their society was. Thi
Kenney study guide for conversion
1: According to Lewis Rambo, conversion involves a dynamic two-fold action, a
turning away and a turning toward.
2: Rambo understands conversion as a complex. (complete the sentence here):
complex, multifaceted process in
Key Point 2: Culture Wars
Culture wars have been brought up a lot lately in the news, especially recently
regarding Donald Trumps comments about banning all Muslims from entering the
United States. These comments are very damaging to
Kenney study guide for community:
1: Pick any two terms from the expanded terminology for religious groups and
provide here the definition. The terms to select from are: religion; branch;
denominational family; denomination; congrega
Kenney Theories Chart study guide:
1: Record here the names given to each of the five columns of the chart theories of religion,
starting with emphasis:
c: Key idea
e: Selected primary text
2: List here the five emphase
Kenney study guide myth history
1: Joseph Campbell once defined religion as misunderstood mythology. How did he
then define mythology?
He said mythology is someone elses religion.
2: Dr. Kenney suggests that, myth and history were simultaneously divorced