Primal Religious Tradition
The Nature of Primal Religions
Since prehistoric times, small groups of people throughout the world have
practiced their own unique forms of religions
Some of these religions continue to be practiced, especially among the native
Unit 1: World Religions
The Foundation of Religion
search for Truth subject to interpretation, hence, different world religions
Moses- found Truth in a burning bush on Mount Horeb
Mohammed- found Truth in a desolate cave in an Arabian desert
The term Aboriginal refers to people who are First Nations, Metis and Inuit
Aboriginal spirituality believes in animism. This means that all things, human
and non human have spirits or souls
A person or animal lives on afte
Exam Review Questions
Is Aboriginal spirituality monotheistic or polytheistic?
Is Hinduism monotheistic or polytheistic? Explain.
What is the Caste system? How did it begin? Do we rank people in our society?
Aboriginal Cultural Groups in Canada
The Northeast Woodlands
Live in longhouses
Farmed corn, squash and beans (the 3 sisters)
Some were nomadic hunters
Had Faith-keepers who maintained spiritual traditions
Turtle Island is their creation st
Brahman: is an entity without form or quality. It is the soul of the universe from which all things come
and return. The essence of Brahman is divine, invisible, unlimited and indescribable. Although Brahman is
an entity without form, Hindus are
Hinduism Test Review
Terms to know:
People to Know:
The Hindu Trinity / Trimurti (Brahma-the creator, Shiva the
What is a Worldview?
Human beings are constantly seeking to understand the world.
As we interpret reality, we depend on our worldviews. In a sense
our worldviews give us perspective on the world. As such, they
can enhance our observation of reality, or ca
Unit 1: Studying the Worlds Religions.
* If ultimate reality, or God, is truly ultimate, can more than one God exist?
* Can there be multiple paths to God / Can there be more than one true religion?
* Are religions in basic agreement abou
The Four Noble Truths
1. All life is suffering (Dukkha). Life includes pain, getting old,
disease, and ultimately death. Not getting what we want is
suffering. Loneliness, frustration, fear, embarrassment,
mourning, disappointment and anger are all also s
The Five Pillars of
Faith (Shahada) There is no god worthy of worship except God
and Muhammad is His messenger. This declaration of faith is called
the Shahada, a simple formula that all the faithful pronounce. The
first part There is no god exce
The Seven Basic Beliefs of Islam
There is no God but Allah
All things come from Allah
Allah has no children, spouses, siblings, etc.
Allah revealed himself to Muhammad and other prophets though Angels
Gabriel is the chief angel, Shai
ISLAM Chapter 14
A. The Foundations of Islam. Islam, the world's fastest-growing and second-largest
religion, can be summarized in a simple phrase: submission to the one God, Allah. The
central teachings of Islam are derived from the Qur'an