Study Guide for Rels. 309 Test 1 October 10, 2014
Worth 15 points. Five questions each worth three points.
Notes Entitled Religious Experience
Review notes commencing John Hick up to and including Definitions
Why Are Huma
November 1, 2016
The act of turning around
o Moving from one place to another
The turning process can be physical, spiritual, emotional, theological, or moral
Also known as
o Being born again
Abandoning an aimles
September 27, 2016
Marianne Rankin Spiritual and Religious Experience
Postulates that there is an all-encompassing spiritual reality in which diverse religious
and non religious groups share experience
Focuses on the transformative events in spirituals
October 25, 2016
Marianne Rankin: many religious traditions trace their origins to the experiences of a
o Began movements of follower which have stood the test of time, although
inevitably changing over the years
o Began mo
October 27, 2016
Existence of God?
o Esoteric or secret form of knowledge
Agnosticism: the prefix
o A negative form of a word
o No privileged knowledge about the existence of god
o A position of
English founder of Methodism
Felt strangely warm while the change which God works in the heart through faith in
Christ was described
People who are sinners, experience needing trust, assurance and salvation from torment
November 3, 2016
The Social Construction
o A God whose existence cannot be proven
o The existence of ancestor spirits, witches, or devils
o The power of magic to call forth spirits of the dead
o The existence of Satan and the possibility
November 8, 2016
Dying is an integral part of life
o We are born, we live, and we die
We may be able to delay it but we cannot escape it
Everyone must die, whether rich or poor, famous or unknown
Good deeds will not excuse their doers
November 15, 2016
Stephen Bradleys conversion experience
o One night he felt his heart beating very quick
o He had been to some revival meetings
He described the strange beating, to the holy spirit
With this conviction, the experience develop
September 22, 2016
o the experience of living in a great society
Communities are socially heterogeneous
Social relationships cannot remain personal but become practical and rational
Religion becomes more professional
German materialist philosopher
Humans invented religion
He strongly attacked religious beliefs (Protestantism)
The idea of god is an outward projection of mans inner nature
o God: a projection of the idea of human nature
Lecture 2 RELS 399
Translation into your own words - write everything down to study. Slows your mind down.
Psychologically proven to engage cognitive part of your brain, doesnt take a lot of memory just a little
bit of work after every paragraph.
Morning multiple choice exam on readings make a summary of readings
Clip exam be shown a clip and then do analysis
MOVIE 6 Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind
MOVIE 7 Christopher Nolan Momento
Theme Loss of Innocence, Man vs Himself, Revenge,
Lecture 3 RELS 399
MOVIE 3 Woody Allen Alphabet of murder
Axiom theorem and formulae talk about the same thing in different scopes, focusing in on more and
more specific articulation,
Axiom are states of truth or evidence
Theorems are principles of belief
The Testimony of Religious
Born into one of the most illustrious
families in American intellectual life.
Father Henry James, Sr.
Younger brother Henry James, Jr.
Sister Alice who chronicled the lives
Religion As Neurosis
Psychoanalysis as the Answer
It is a mistake to believe that a science consists in
nothing but conclusively proved propositions, and it is
unjust to demand that it should. It is a demand only
made by t
Rels. 309 - Essay Guidelines
Essay: (2500 words) plus 1 page bibliography with a minimum of six sources four
textbook and two from academic journals. Use the textbook, lecture notes, and any
references from any of the documentaries used in class.
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
FACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND RELIGION
COURSE OUTLINE FALL 2014
RELS 309 L01: Religious Experience
MWF 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Anne White, Ph.D.
Study Guide for Final
Eight questions each worth five points = total 40
Analysis of Religious Functions - understand each of these definitions/explanations.
Definition of Religion through to end of notes.
Understand Jamess teaching
The Social As Sacred
Emile Durkheim was born on April 15, 1858 at
Epinal, Vosges, in Lorraine, France, the son of Mose
Durkheim, the Chief Rabbi of the Vosges and HauteMarne, and his wife Mlanie, a merchant's daughter.
The Modern Scholarly Endeavour
Interest: The birth of capitalist economies, the
growth of science and industry, the rise of
democratic ideals, revolutionary ideologies, and
mass communication are identified as
E. B. Tylor
Theories of Ancient Roots
An Objective Perspective?
Edward Burnett Tylor, (1832-1914).
Dubbed the father of anthropology.
Wrote the seminal work: Primitive Culture:
Researches into the Development of Mythology,
Philosophy, Religion, La
Religion and the Sense of the
German theologian and historian of religions.
Like William James, took a keen interest in the character of
human religious experience.
Particularly interested in its unique emotion
Stages of Religious
Identifiable Realms in All
Magic: theory and practice Magic has frequently been
associated with religion.
Involves religious attempts, either by individual or group,
to use trans-human, of
Social anthropologist James George Frazer investigated the phenomenon of religious
experience and the development of religions through the use of scientific investigation and logic
based explanations. 1 Frazer argued that societies developed overtime from