• Midterm Notes
    organization. * Many early accounts of indigenous religions were written by explorers and traders. * Oral traditions: narratives, legions, fables, proverbs, riddles. * Unfortunately they may be unreliable because they depend on memory. * Valuable insight: ritual sites, tombs...
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  • Westernization in India
    implicit (and sometimes explicit) tendency to define Indian religion in terms of normative definition of religion based upon contemporary Western understanding of Judaeo-Christian traditions.”4 A clear example of this is seen in the translations of Hindu scripture to English that use similar wording...
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  • Lol! Xd
    practices associated with the Temple at Jerusalem, as the Jews carried on their culture and religion through a tradition of scholarship and strict observance. The great body of oral law and commentaries were committed to writing in the Talmud and Mishna. The religion was maintained despite severe...
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  • Yehashayahu Liebowitz
    books, dropped the notion of a binding Halakha, thus causing an irreparable rift separating Christianity from Judaism as distinct religions. Leibowitz’s view of an integral and primary role for the Oral Law in Judaism leads to a forced reassessment of the place of Scripture, the Written Law...
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  • Institutionalization of Religion
    not an imported religion. It controls the entire life of the community. 3. No Written Literature The religion has no written literature of sacred scriptures as it is noticeable in other world religions. Obviously because it is traditional. 4. Oral Transmission It is transmitted orally...
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  • Importance of Intercultural Communication to Ist
    and provide identity, authorization, and ideals for the people of the tradition." (Crim). At the heart of all the world's main religious traditions lies a body of sacred wisdom. Each of these scriptures, whether oral or written, enables a culture to pass on the insights and tradition from...
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  • Indigenous Religions
    that a religion should be built around that scripture. In addition, Fisher thinks that the way indigenous practices are passed down, through oral stories that contain “symbols, metaphors, and humor,” is changing the story of these practices causing them to no...
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  • the essay
    scripture” [oral scripture] The Ifa corpus is a good example Most—written scriptures /texts/ were ideas or beliefs or narratives circulating in oral forms. And… Even in some modern religions, that have written scriptures, some beliefs still circulate and are transmitted in oral form A modern Oral...
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  • Comparative Religion
    rative religin Agnosticism Literally meaning "not know"; a position asserting that the existence of God cannot be proven. Animism From the Latin anima, meaning "spirit," "soul," "life force"; a worldview common among oral religions (religions with no written scriptures) that sees all elements...
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  • Apwh Unit One Terms
    Babylon, lasted from roughly 1680 BC to about 1180 BC. After 1180 BC, the Hittite polity disintegrated into several independent city-states, some of which survived as late as around 700 BC. 41. the Assyrians and cavalry warfare indigenous people of Mesopotamia and have a history spanning over 6700...
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  • History: Vedic Age
    , Michael, "Vedas and Upaniṣads", in: Flood 2003, p. 69; For oral composition and oral transmission for "many hundreds of years" before being written down, see: Avari 2007, p. 76. 23. ^ Brodd, Jefferey (2003), World Religions, Winona, MN: Saint Mary's Press, ISBN 978-0-88489-725-5 24...
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  • Hun/130 Appendix H
    | | |grounded in the religious, ethical, and social laws as |spring when Christians celebrate the resurrection of |tradition in the Quran also includes indigenous, | | |they are articulated in the Torah — the first five |Jesus. After the somber...
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  • Christianity vs Islam Comparison and Contrast
    states,” Men have responsibility for and priority over women, since God has given some of them advantages over others and because they should spend their wealth [for the support of women]." There are different interpretations of how that scripture should be interpreted. In the majority of Muslim...
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  • Hinduism
    -violence into their religion. Some Aspects of Hinduism 1. Hinduism is the world’s oldest living religious tradition with roots deep inthe early cultures of India. These ancient cultures, the most important of which were the Indus Valley civilization and the Aryan society, combined to create a...
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  • A Woman's Aspect on Religion
    environmental crisis in the country. The second part is a brief examination of some of the teachings and practices of the indigenous Akan religion and the Judaeo- Christian traditions. The final part is an examination of the role of religion and some of the concrete ways that can be used in dealing with the...
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  • Leaderskill
    tongue. These new Christians are often from aural cultures and are not “printed-word” based cultures. They do not use, or value, the written word as do those of us from the more developed world. Some have estimated that roughly 70% of the world’s population is made up of primary oral learners (Willis...
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  • The World of Zoroastrianism
    would then raise the dead for their final judgment. The main source of the Zoroastrianism is from the oral traditions that have been passed down from generation to another. There are written scriptures, which are the Avesta, or “Holy texts” Since many of the scriptures were destroyed by Alexander...
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  • Introduction to Judaism
    scripture becomes the major mode for the preservation of the Jewish tradition, it is the duty of the father to teach their son the scripture This yields a literate community Jewish tradition is based on two more tradition Islam, to the east Christianity, to the west Judaism experience is...
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  • Hinduism
    traditions or cults into the Hindu fold. The result is an enormous variety of religious traditions, ranging from innumerable small, unsophisticated cults to major religious movements with millions of adherents spread over the entire subcontinent. The identification of Hinduism as an independent religion...
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  • Women's Roles in Religion
    in non-institutionalized religions. These religions are often referred to as “Indigenous Religions,” however there are many other terms used to describe this vast group of disparate religious beliefs, practices, and oral traditions (Eller). Therefore, “indigenous religions” is merely “a catch-all...
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