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Religion 103, Week 1 Notes

by: Collin Wilbanks

Religion 103, Week 1 Notes REL 103

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These are the notes from the first week of Religion 103: Intro to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Intro to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Mary F Thurlkill
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religion, islam, judaism, christianity, Abrahamic




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Collin Wilbanks on Sunday August 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to REL 103 at University of Mississippi taught by Mary F Thurlkill in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 172 views. For similar materials see Intro to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Religion at University of Mississippi.


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Date Created: 08/28/16
22-24 August 2016 Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning students will do most of the rudimentary “levels of learning” outside of class while reading and studying 60% of exams will be remember, understand, apply (multiple choice, etc) 40% will be higher level thinking (compare/contrast, writing, etc.) Basics Ninian Smart’s cluster definition of religion has 7 dimensions: 1. Myth: stories passed down through generations answering “big” questions about Ultimate Reality (why are we here? what is the meaning of the life? what is devotion? what is evil? etc.) 2. Ritual: individual or group actions usually related to sacred stories; most common are “rites of passage” and “seasonal rituals" 3. Doctrine: interpretation and application of sacred stories 4. Community: group of people sharing common stories and ethical codes; offer sense of belonging and support according to functionalist sociology 5. Experience: sense of connection or communion with the Ultimate Reality; evident in rituals such as prayer, “divine healing”, and other miraculous events 6. Ethics: set of moral principles shared by a community; usually related to doctrine 7. Material Culture: physical things created or utilized for a sacred purpose such as altars, statues, cathedrals, crosses, prayer beads, etc. The class focuses on “Abrahamic Religions" Arguments 'against': 'Abrahamic' is a modern term; no historical relia. instead, should be recognized as periods of “Jewish followers of Muhammed” or “Jewish followers of Jesus" Comparison between the 3 become ‘saccharine’ (do Jews, Muslims, and Christians worship the same God?) lumping them together creates false categories. The gods they worship are not the same, would be over-simplifying and vague, taking away from the complexity and nuances of each. Agendas Evangelical, liberal (secular), etc. Stating that these religions worship the same God is part of a white-washing liberal agenda that we are all the same, when each religion is esoteric. Arguments 'for': It is a modern term, so it is ‘religion' historical sensibility congruous with attention to evolution and diversity in modern times Categories ‘required’ by scholars; could use the 7 dimensions of religion. critical analysis of ‘difference’ as well as ‘similarities’ throughout these dimensions is essential Does ‘religious studies’ have an agenda? Is ‘understanding’ religions through religious studies a liberal agenda (in regards to racism, sexism, extremism, etc.)?


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