Readings 1 Part 1
Readings Pg. 1-9
Insider and Outsider perspective
Learning to be objective but is there only one truth?
Religious people speak from experience and outsider view is considered the scholarly view and
secularization of the
A prayer or a brief statement of Christian doctrinal belief dating from about the third century.
Ascribed to the apostles or first generation followers of Jesus. It is now often recited in unison by
congregation in services of
is simply a teacher, a person formally educated in halakhah (Jewish
He instructs the community, answers questions and settles disputes
regarding the Jewish law. When a person has completed the necessary
course of study, he is given a written do
The Pre Islamic Context
The long period of pre Islamic Arab history is called jahiliyah in the Quran, meaning foolishness
or ignorance. The Arabs in that society worshiped many Gods. Allah is Arabic means God.
Among the Gods were Habul, Al-lat, al-U
-it is a branch of Protestantism and a tradition within Christianity that consists of churches, historically
connecting to the Church of England
-it is called Anglicanism because the Church of England is formally known as Ecclesia Anglicana
PLACES OF WORSHIP:The Synagogue is the Jewish equivalent of a church, more or less. It is the
center of the Jewish community: a place of prayer, study and education,
social and charitable work, as well as a social center.
-Synagogue means the "pla
Islam; Identity and Authority
Madina was a theocratic state that maintains the message of God (Quran) as its identity (islam)
the direction of prayer was changed from the city of Jerusalem to the Kabah (is changed
creating the Kabbah as a
JESUS IN THE GOSPELS
MOSAIC: COMPOSITE PORTRAIT OF JESUS
Mosaic: (small glass tiles melted together) Composite Portrait of Jesus. Jesus is like mosaic. We
dont know who he is. All religions have interpretations about him and we have joined ev
charicature. Exagerates, pattern to it. Distortion that becomes a pattern. Short hand way of capturing
History for mono relgns-events unfold and God is aware of that and is actively participating.