1. What are the etymological origins of the term religion? How has its usage varied over time, and what does that usage tell us about the relationship between the concept and its contexts? Which historical usage, in your opinion, is the mo
Week 5 Friday
Introduction to Monotheism Religions
Shift from Hedonism (We have only one deity) to Monotheism (There is only one
deity. A claim to an absolute sense) was major development of the prophetic tradition in
Intro to Religion Discussions Notes
Reading assignment Notes:
- The act of distinguishing secular and religious is a recent development
- Ancient Rome: religious mean proper attitude towards god whereas not religious means
170 Intro to Religion Class Note
Week 1 Tuesday March 29
1, What is religion?
Religion and Nature
the Sacred (defining the boundary between sacred and profanity)
Meaning (human existence and life)
Profound Experience (Individual encounter with th
Intro to Religion First Midterm Review session
Terms: write what it is and its significance/why it matters.
1. Compare and Contrast Freud and Eliades definitions of religion.
Similarity: think they can map religions across the world
Lecture 15: 4/30/12 Judaism: The Living Religion
For an observant Jew, the distinction between spirituality and religion is at best problematic.
Example: There is a focus on concrete forms of religious practice, such as the Torah.
o Implication: Other