Religion 101: Study Guide for In Class Essay on James
For the in-class essay, you must bring with you either: 1. a Blue Book or 2. several sheets of blank notebook paper affixed with a staple.
The In-Class Essay will be closed-book, closed-notes. I
time immersed in books. Ironically, Fraze
Mid-term Review: REL 101 The Mid-term exam will be broken down into two main parts: identification questions and essay questions. Identification questions will ask that you identify and describe a particular term or concept in two to three sentences.
The Academic Study of
Religious Studies: Our Approach
The academic study
of religion is
Our Approach (cont.)
Friedrich Max Mller (d. 1900)
Science of Religion or
He Who Knows One
approach he called
History of Religions
study of The Sacred
Archaic Man or Homo
Why Study Religion (as an abstract concept)
Pluralism: CU has a full range of representatives from
world religions as will the places in which we work
2. Conflicts can erupt alon
Psychological Approaches to the Study of Religion:
Comparative Analysis of the importance of Prayer in
The three major Abrahamic Religions: Christianity Catholicism, Judaism and Islam.
Prayer is raising of ones mind and heart to God, or the requesting of good things from God.
United States Catholic Cate
REL 101: Review terms
Phenomenology of Religion
Numinous, sui generis, phenomenology, morphology, ontology, epoch, a priori, inductive and
deductive reasoning, the Holy as mysterium tremendum et fascinans, Friedrich Schleiermacher,
religious experience (n
Introduction to Religion
Review lecture/discussion notes, in-class videos, and all assigned readings from course syllabus.
* Exam 1 will cover Defining Religion through Sociology of Religion: Durkheim and
Marx (please note this change from what
Soul, Self, Salvation Notes
What is the Self?
What is a Soul?
o There are many different conceptions of the soul
o some people believe that they have a soul bc religion
o other bc believe out of body experiences
WHAT IS SCARED
Define the Sacred
Sacred: blessed, holy, divine, hallowed, or spiritual; the ultimate reality
Mircea Eliade offers simple definition the opposite of the profane
o What is the profane?
o Profane: non-religious; opposite of scared. Can also
RELIGION UNIT ONE EXAM
CHIEF SEATTLES SPEECH
o how can you buy and sell the land? The Idea is strange to us bc we con not own
We are part of the earth
Know white man doesnt understand
Earth is not brother, but enemy
ALL THINGS ARE
DISCERNING RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
Include: hearing voices, seeing visions, having contact with dead, being possessed by spirit, etc.
Defining Religious Experience
They are unusual
o Improbable or unintended
SACRED PLACES AND THINGS
Religion and the Senses
o All of religion initially comes to us through our senses
Ritual and the Sacred
o How ritual and religious behavior connect space, time, and material object with the