THE NATURE OF
What is the nature of man?
naturally bad is empowered with free will
rebellious (ex. Babel, trying to reach heights of God) -Challenge God
What is the nature of God?
tough love gentleness and pu
Glossary 1 - Vocabulary for the Term Test
all from Stein and Stein, 2011
CHAPTER ONE THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF RELIGION
Anthropology: The study of humanity.
Holism: The study of human societies as systematic sums of their parts, as integrated
ANTH 2550/RELI 2736
Altered states of consciousness: Any mental state that differs from a normal state.
The act of abstaining from eating foods and drinking liquids over a period of time.
Stigmata: Bodily wounds or pain con
1ST CREATION STORY
- God uses a plural pronoun (we, our, etc.)
God is infinite, immense, our is the way to indicate that
Does this first expression of monotheism come from polytheism?
- Man rules over nature
Bible comes into play at th
2ND CREATION STORY
- Once women is created, what is their purpose?
recreate, have a relationship
problem when it comes to gay marriage
clearly defining relationship/partnership between men & women
woman created just for man
purpose to serve man
CASTE SYSTEM CONTINUED
Brahmins (Priests) - Jnana Yoga
training your mind
the use of your mind (not for an intellectual uses)
intellectual yoga - thought process/mind to get to God
modern version = soldiers / athletes
5 FUNDAMENTAL QUALITIES
exists in relationship to Man
agreements between man and God
emphasis on reward
we value money
1%, super wealthy, influential politicians, Wall Street
Upper Middle Class - doctors, scientists, educational training
Middle Class - Small business owners, Blue Collar workers, stable jobs
Poor - tend to be p
IS MONOTHEISM SUPERIOR TO
A God that is outside, above, and different - the Almighty.
polytheism is not the same as a collective force
monotheism allows to unify societies
easier to understand/connect with
Big man, rules youre supposed to
WHY WOULD GOD MAKE
CHILDBIRTH PAINFUL AS A
CONSEQUENCE OF SEX?
Where do we become closest to God in our lives?
We create another life, the miracle of birth
Closest thing we do to a miracle act
All animals do it
becoming closer to animals
God angry a
GOD MAKES A COVENANT
I will not destroy again
Be fruitful and multiply the earth
How do we know that he wont destroy again?
Dont kill, or you will be killed
Not by water.
A Covenant between God and the earth
Should we trust God
NATURE OF MAN
born good, but over time become corrupted (sense of selves,
Stages of life
first obeying God, then teenage phase
fight with authority (very Jewish)
Origin and Development of Sacred Writings
The holy books of Shinto are called Kojiki or Records of Ancient Matters or
Chronicles of Japan
The Kojiki was created in the 8th century
The Kojiki was written by O no Yasumaro