World Religions Study Guide

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World Religions
REL 2300
Review for final exam

Definition of religion
Religion is belief that social norms, traditions, myths and symbols will impart wisdom, comfort, hope and balance and enable one to transcend death Definition of church, denomination, sects, cults

An official religion of a country or state
Is a major societal religion in a country or state
A small, anti social religion with a closed membership
A small, anti social religion with a closed membership, and a living charismatic founder Founders of religious studies
Sigmund freud- religion in a mere illusion
Are people who are attuned to the spirit world of animals and people and deal with that world on behalf of others Tocaboga's belief in three souls
Their shadow, their image in a pond, and the pupil of their eye Burial customs of Neanderthal
Food, tools, and weapons left for the afterlife
Burial customs of Cro-Magnon
Ornaments such as shell bracelets and hair circlets, stone tools, weapons, and food. Deceased were painted with red ochre Bear cult of Neaderthal
Setting apart the skull for possible reverence
Founder of islam, angel Gabriel, the last prophet
reciting, only be read in Arabic, holy scripture
Was built by Abraham, was a big black metor and landed in mecca Meaning of the term "Islam"
Submission and peace
Meaning of the term "al-Qaeda"
Synthesized sunni teachings with sufi mysticism
Mysticism, wool clad
Sunnis and Shi'ite and their origins
Death of ali caused the split between the sunni and shi’ites Tanak
Jewish scripture
First five books in Tanak
Received an oral covenant
Received a written covenant
Effects of Zoroastrianism on Judaism
Inspired influx of jews worry arab settlers
“repetition”, thousands of legal instructions
Anti Semitism(henry ford), hitler, forced intp ghettos, extermination camps, caused jews to do soul...
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