World Religion Week 2
World Religion Week 2 PHIL 170
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Zerr on Saturday January 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHIL 170 at Fort Hays State University taught by Eugene Rice in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see World Religions in PHIL-Philosophy at Fort Hays State University.
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Date Created: 01/30/16
Week 2 Notes Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:10 PM Pre-modern Nomad/hunter-gatherers/small groups/tribes Political power = religious power Mysticism and nature were explained through religion/ritual Animism - the belief that objects, animals, and humans have a soul (life/principle of motion) Oral culture. They used dances and storytelling. Ancestor worship. Community is all important. Radical egalitarians - everything is shared Modern (urbanization) Cities - lots of unrelated people, including different religions Scientific explanation, especially nature Written/technological advances Diversity of belief/practice in religion Institutionalization of religion (leadership) Religion is pushed into the private Post-modern Technology/science won't solve problems Allow diversity in religion and political practice B.O.O. Benevolent/Caring Omniscient/All knowing Omnipotent/All Indigenous Religions Land-based Origin story - account of the cosmos and role of tribe Ethnic Independent Polytheistic/animism Focus Areas Social Preservation/bonding group defense Fertility/Sex Hunting/Gathering Purpose of Religion o Bonding o Face unknown o To reconcile with death
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