September 5, 2013
UNIT ONE: World Religions Text Questions
Please complete the following questions. It is important that you use full sentences and present the questions and answers when you submit your work. Submit the work as a file attachment. This means you complete all work in a word processing document (e.g., Microsoft Word) and attach the file using the dropbox tool. Use the Unit 1: Text Questions dropbox basket.
The answers to the Review & Critical Thinking questions are worth 10 points.
1. What is religion?
Religion derives from the Latin term meaning “good faith” or “ritual.” It is the ways in which people try to connect with something greater than, beyond, or invisible takes many forms in the world. There are many different aspects that play in with many different religions. Examples are; sacred texts, pray to a god or other being, engage in rituals or forms of worship, and highly organized groups or others not so organized.
2. What is the materialist perspective of religion?
The materialistic perspective on religion argues that the supernatural world does not exist and that humans invented religion.
3. What are monotheistic religions? How do they differ from polytheistic religions?
Monotheistic religion believes in one higher being. A polytheistic religion has no limits on which is the biggest difference between polytheistic religions and monotheistic religions.
4. What is a myth? Give one example of a myth.
A myth is a story that is important to a group. Religious myths may be about how the universe was formed, how humans came to be present on the earth, or about aspects of the ultimate reality. The stories of Sasquatch and other mythical creatures are examples of myths.
5. What are some of the functions of myths that Joseph Campbell identified?
Some of the functions of myths that Joseph Campbell identified are, they can give...
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