Notes for Religion Exam:
Incorporate 5 key terms from critical theory in each essay. Theory essay and pop culture essay. Underline and circle key terms Islam, Post col, psychoanalytical theory
Chinese, Islam, indigenous, Hinduism, janism, Buddhism
6 study questions
Chinese Religion Question 3 – How would you characterize Confucianism’s treatment of women? – Women had a critical, albeit indirect and informal role to play in government. Stores told illustrate the influence that a woman could exercise through intelligence and wisdom. Their role is important but lesser than the man.
Islam Religion Question 3 – What is the Qur’an? How is it understood in the Muslim tradition? - The Qur’an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad over a period of 23 years. The angel Gabriel appeared to him and gave him the verses that became the Qur’an. It is the word of god and is not translated, but always read in Arabic.
Indigenous Religion Question 3 – Many indigenous religions have understood religious power in gendered terms. How are these gender divisions reflected in the traditions you have read about in this chapter? – Women are generally higher than men in indigenous religions. In Melanesia, men are very suspicious of women and perform odd rituals in order to have menstrual equality.
Hinduism Religion Question 3 – What role do sacred texts play in Hinduism? – They play a significant role in the religion.
The Vedas is the most authoritative text.
Many of the ideas in this book helped establish Hinduism.
The Vedas is not kept in homes and its ideas are handed down from generation to generation.
Janism Religion Question 3 – What are the main reasons believed to be responsible for the Svetambara and Digambara splitting? –
Occurred after the death of Mahavira
Discrepancy over ascetic practice, women, and nature of the Jina Separation – culture reform
Buddhism Religion Question 3 – What role if any do deities play in Buddhism?
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