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Religious Studies 225, Day 1

by: Mashel Jones

Religious Studies 225, Day 1 Rest 225

Mashel Jones
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These notes cover what religion is and what it is thought to be. It includes an activity done in class.
Intro Judaism/Christ/Islam
Manuela Ceballos
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Religious Studies, religion
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mashel Jones on Tuesday September 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Rest 225 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Manuela Ceballos in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see Intro Judaism/Christ/Islam in Religious Studies at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.


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Date Created: 09/20/16
8/23/16  Religion­ 4 key moments: 1. Expansion and “discovery”­ 1492 Columbus 2. 16  century­ Catholics and protestants 3. Rise of social and natural sciences­ Enlightenment 4. 19 / 20  Century­ Comparative religions, child of philosophy (study of  language) a. Indo­European Language­ English, Spanish, Italian, Sanskirt, Latin,  Persian, Greek b. Semitic Language­ Arabic, Hebrew  Activity: What is religion? o Religion is a social group with similar beliefs. It includes a sacred text, a place of  worship, a higher power, a standard of behavior (rules to follow), and traditions.  “Religion” o Category­ analytical and of thought o Normative Discourse­ not descriptive but prescriptive (not telling what religion is, but telling how religion “should be”) o Lived Practices­ what people do


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