Terms and Concept
Bodhgaya: a religious site and place of pilgrimage in the Indian state of Bihar. Place where
Gautama Buddha obtained Enlightment.
The Four Passing Sights: Specific observations made by Prince Siddhartha (Gautama Buddha)
Old Man, Sick Man
Mountain Shamanism the way of the sages
The Three Purities are the highest deities in Taoism, they rule over the three greatest
Celestial Worthy of Primordial Beginning:
The central deity of the Three Purities.
Created the first wr
Possible essay questions World Religion
Compare and contrast Confucianism and Taoism.
Founded by Confucius
Founded by Lao Tzu
Originated in China
Sages, bureaucrats, etc.
Priests, monks and nuns
Doctrine of mean, analects of Confucius
World Religion Revision
Possible Essay Questions:
1. What are the seven sacraments?
- Baptism: door to spiritual life; cleared from original sin and simultaneously
with a new and supernatural righteousness.
- Confirmation: Age 7; strong and perfec
Daosim and Confucianism
1. Ancient Traditions
a. Worship and Divination
a.i. Evidence of ancestoral worship.
a.ii. Sacred ritual of ancestor worship is called Li
a.iii. During the reign of the Shang Kings, there was a highest god, Shangdi
a.iv. Shangdi ru