11 February 2016
The great debate between evolution and creationism has been around for hundreds of
years. Its all about why, how, and where did everything come from. Each side of the debate
agrees on one thing, the universe did
Dr. Jeffry R. Halverson
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
1 CE 300 million
1800 1.2 billion
1000 310 million
1960 3 billion
1500 500 million
2013 7 billion
Organize Categories (Typologies) f
Review Day Questions:
Islam & NRMs
Who is the founder of the religion of Islam?
d. Joseph Smith
Where was Muhammad born?
What is the name of the holy sh
Exam 4 Study-Guide (Two-Sides)
Exam 4 (on 11/7) will cover our study of Judaism and Christianity. The content of the exam will be evenly divided and
includes 25 multiple choice, 3 short answer questions, and 1 essay.
FINAL EXAM Study Guide Fall 14
The Final Exam will consist of 30 multiple choice questions, 3 short answer questions and 1 essay. The
exam will cover Islam, NRMs, and some cumulative material from the course (nothing obscure).
Muhammad, the Prophet
Exam 3 Study Guide (two-sides)
Exam 3 will cover Confucianism, Daoism, Communist China, Korean religions, and Shinto.
Concepts/Terms to Know:
Mandate of Heaven (Tian)
I Ching (Book of Changes)
Exam 1, Fall 2014
The exam will consist of 25 multiple choice questions, 3 short answer questions, and 1 essay (I provide 2
and you choose). It will cover Hinduism, Indigenous Religion, and theory of religious studies.
Terms/Concepts to know:
Note Taking Guide
NOTICE: This is a note taking guide, a guide only, which is being made available to you in an
effort to make your note taking less tasking. You will need to take detailed notes for this class.
ALL testing will come from m
o In Buddhism number of spokes of the dharmachakra represent various
Buddhas Footprint Buddhahapada
6th century B.C.E.
Buddhists say they take refuge in the Triple Gem
o The Buddha (Siddhartha)
Oldest and most complex of all the worlds religions
3rd largest world religion
Hinduism: countless sects and practices
Possible religious views are virtually infinite
Four purposes of Life:
1. Dharma fulfilling ones purpose