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review for midterm for RELS 2001

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review for midterm for RELS 2001 RELS 2001

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here is the study guide for the mid-term for world religions (RELS 2001)
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This 0 page Study Guide was uploaded by ayesha on Tuesday December 8, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to RELS 2001 at Georgia State University taught by in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see world religions in Religious Studies at Georgia State University.

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Date Created: 12/08/15
Rels 2001 Midterm Study Guide Polythetic many essence not all necessarily important Monothetic one essence Religious Man Eliade thinks that man has lived a religious life and has been able to sought meaning and transcendence through religion Modern Man also according to Eliade thinks man has set aside religion and attempted to live without orientation which has proven to be very disoriented to the modern living conditions Cosmogony eiade explains how humans gain orientation through cosmogonies It s a creation story and includes a time before creation and a time after Axis Mundi a central physical site for the religious persons life Hierophany the axis mundi is the site of hierophany where the sacred erupts into the everyday mundane world Profane space profane space is ordinary space Sacred Space space used for the religious person to orient its life Etic outsider Emic insider Eliade argues that modern people without myths and rituals have a real problem there is no sacred space no meaning existential problem Perennial proposes that all religions have something in common Chaos a cosmogony that begins with disorder and chaos and at the end comes together with meaning and orientation 4 virtues of Smarts in studying religion 1 bracketing out assumptions interpretive importance not evaluating the truth 2 informed empathy others perspectives are different than your own idea 3 historical imperative knowing the history of the religion and how it started is important 4 symbolic sensitivity symbols are a vocabulary of mythic thinking


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