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background image Study Guide: Exam 1 Put the 5 largest religions in order from most recently developed to oldest  1.  
Name the seven dimensions of religion  1.   
Vocabulary  1. ______________________ - a term referring to a religion that maintains  belief in god or gods.   2. ______________________- the belief that all of reality is one. 
3. ______________________- understanding the nature of the world and its 
origin and how it’s ordered.  4. ______________________- belief in many gods. 
5. ______________________- a perspective that denies the existence of a god
or gods.  6. ______________________- a religion that does not belief in the existence  of a god or gods.  7. ______________________- expression of the divine will. 
8. ______________________- belief in just one god. 
9. ______________________- belief in many gods, but with one being 
elevated to a special status.  10. ______________________- the process through which societies  evolve socially, economically, and culturally.  11. ______________________- a story or narrative that’s originally  conveyed orally that sets forth the truths about a religious tradition.  12. ______________________- turning away from traditional religious  authorities and institutions.  13. ______________________- the capacity to see through someone  else’s perspective; a very important methodological approach to 
studying a religion and its traditions. 
14. ______________________- coexistence of different peoples and  traditions in one place at the same time. 
background image Study Guide: Exam 1 15. ______________________- a formal wordship practice.  16. ______________________- the intermixing of cultures.  17. ______________________- the shift of populations from rural settings to city settings.  18. ______________________- a common midsummer ritual across most  native American religions that symbolizes a connection with the spirits. 19. ______________________- ceremonial practices including songs,  prayers, chants, and other ritual practices.  20. ______________________- the center of the world connecting the  earth to the heavens.  21. ______________________- Lakota religious leader that wrote a book  about his life and a vision that he had.  22. ______________________- ancestral spirits of the Pueblo peoples.  23. ______________________- a common figure in North American  mythology that teaches moral lessons in stories. 24. ______________________- Aztec god, thought to be the sacred  power of creation.  25. ______________________- a structure built to ritually cleanse the  body.  26. ______________________- a church founded on peyote religion.  27. ______________________- a ritual to attempt communication with  the spirits.  28. ______________________- the man who started the Ghost Dance  because of a vision he had from the spirits.  29. ______________________- a third gender identity that is believed to  have special spiritual powers.  30. ______________________- rituals that mark a transition from one  social status to another.  31. ______________________- a religious movement originating in  Nevada that was used to bring ancestors back to life.  32. ______________________- hallucinogenic cactus used in Native  American religions to encourage a vision quest.  33. ______________________- rituals performed to enhance natural  processes such as rain or fertility.  34. ______________________ – spiritual specialist within native  American spiritualties, not universal title among all of them; “medicine 
35. _____________________ - a catholic document that stated how the  colonialists should interact with the Native Americans.  
background image Study Guide: Exam 1 Extra info: Teachings/purpose for myths:  Creation stories  Ethical  Learning the way of the culture  Life lessons  Purpose of chantways and rituals was to maintain harmony with the spirits 
and ancestors through rituals and prayers 
Contemporary Concerns of Native American lands: Ecological destruction  Displacement by development  Obliteration of sacred ways Religious rights  Mascot controversy  36. ______________________- seeing and being seen by a deity; a form  of worship. 37. ______________________- a descent of god sent to help the world.  38. ______________________- the never-ending cycle of birth, death,  and rebirth. 39. ______________________- an illusion that veils the mind keeping one from achieving samsara.  40. ______________________- a caste system including four classes of  society.  41. ______________________- the fourth stage of life; renouncer.  42. ______________________- the producer class of varna.  43. ______________________- a philosophical text also known as the  Vedanta that speculates the truths of the Vedas.  44. ______________________- the path of devotion.  45.  ______________________- the eternal self that is reincarnated until  one reaches samsara.  46. ______________________- a member of the servant varna.  47. ______________________- societal duty; living in a way that  maintains the cosmic and social order.  48. ______________________- path of ethical and ritual works.  49. ______________________- a collection of hymns and other religious  material of Vedic literature.  50. ______________________- the consequences of action. 

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School: University of Mississippi
Department: Religion
Course: Intro to Religion
Professor: Kristy Slominski
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Religious Studies
Name: REL 101 Study Guide: Exam 1
Description: This is the study guide for exam 1, its mostly a practice of all of the vocabulary but I did add information from lecture that she seemed to spend a minute on. Hope this is helpful!
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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