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spark much controversy within both the western world an
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Filial Piety in Popular Chinese Literature
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At the root of Chinese ethics is a virtue known as filial piety. Filial pi
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Short Paper Assignment
How do the scriptures we have read from the Asian traditions differ in their rhetorical presentations?
Each Asian religion, respectively, has a tradition which it adheres to.
2nd Type of Question- Outline Flow Chart
1. What is the problem?
- Word religion is ambigious
2. How do we solve it?
- Instead of asking what is religion?, ask where can we find it?
3. Respond to the question with a claim.
- Answer using the Benney Hypoth
1. Five Dilemmas- comcept developed by Thomas oDea concerns
dilemmas religious organizations must face and try to solve as they
become more complex.
2. Tibetan Buddhism- A religion in jeopardy in its native country.
3. Canon- official lis
1. Wahhabism idea that one of Osma Bin Ladins teachers taught him.
Literal interpretation of the Quran
2. Civil Religion A set of beliefs and rituals that unite the diverse
elements of a society into a unifying ideology
3. Theocracy Polit
1. De(te)- Akin to excellence and power; china.
2. Duty Ethics- An ethical system based on the notions of deity,
obligation and obedience to rules.
3. Shu- seeing someone else as being like yourself.
4. Sunna- Of Muhammed as divinely inspi
Nomos law often used in a general sense to refer to anything that
exhibits a meaningful order
2. Anomic lawlessness Emile Durkheim introduced term to name the
condition of a society or an individual when normal order is dissolving
1. Iconoclastic breaking images but in religious studies usually refer
to movements opposed to the use of images in worship (Protestantism)
2. Dreamtime Australian Aborigines, a sacred time when everything
that exists today was created
Chapter 5 Notes
1. Ideological Rituals seeks social control by changing the mood,
behavior, sentiments, motivations and values of people.
2. Revitalization Rituals seeks to revitalize a culture or a religion seen
as dying or in the process of being
1. Phenomenological Theory- Particular Theory + comparative method
that assumes religions to be manifestations of the sacred.
2. Hierophanic- Manifestation or revelation of the sacred.
3. Numinous- Latin word for spirit- refers to experien
1. Sacred- A term derived from Latin for that which is done inside the
2. Apologetics-One activity of offering a defense of ones religion.
3. Outsiders Viewpoint- academic study religion. that seeks
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Introduction to Religious Studies
Peek-a-Boo with Religiosity
Today, culture seems to be what is keeping religion alive, in the way that to it, religion
continues to be something that can be crafted to agree with the changes o