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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Corrine Thompson on Monday September 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to RELS 2001 at Georgia State University taught by Christina Bennett in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see /class/209924/rels-2001-georgia-state-university in Religious Studies at Georgia State University.




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Date Created: 09/21/15
Rels 2001 Midterm Study Guide Spring 2011 Your midterm exam will consist of an essay and 25 objective questions For the objective questions you should be familiar with the terms below and be able to explain the lists that follow The questions may be multiple choice truefalse or frllintheblank OBJECTIVE SECTION Terms polythetic etic emic Eliade perennial monothetic Osage Gikuyu profane space sacred space religious man nonreligious man cosmogony axis mundi hierophany chaos Enuma Elish Marduk kiva Purity Ball Ruether Genesis 1 Genesis 23 Tanakh kachinas orthodox heterodox gnostic Randy Wilson evangelical Gospel of Thomas Gospel of Mary canon Pagels Nag Hammadi Shinto kami Vedas Purusha Veda 1090 Veda 1072 Upanishad 14 brisbrit baptism Matthew 3 Matthew 28 section Romans 6 section Garuda Purana samsara moksha varnashramadarma karma van Gennep Turner liminality communitas Gill disenchantment Hopi dyadic Lists be able to define these as well Pagel s 3 Gnostic approaches to the divine mother 4 functions of rituals 3 kinds of rituals Van Gennep s 3 stages of initiation rites Anal of course be familiar with the content of the readings Example content questions What was said in the Gospel of Mary between Mary and Peter How were islands created in the Shinto creation account Essa uestion Instructions On the day of the midterm two of the following questions will be selected Each student will respond to any M of the two selected questions Each response will be worth 50 points Responses should be detailed accurate and wellwritten including direct references to the readings No study aids of any kind will be permitted 1 Please describe the elements that all initiation rites have in common referencing Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner What contribution does Sam Gill add to this with his research Be sure to include specific information from the Gill reading 2 Describe Purity Balls and explain their function within their own religious community Also discuss how this ritual fulfills the four functions of ritual and explain how this ritual or does not include the classic elements of initiation rites 3 Contrast any two of the following four creation stories Enuma Elish Hymn to Aton and the 2 creation stories in Genesis with respect to the historical context and basic narrative of each story How would Mircea Eliade analyze these stories How would Rosemary Radford Ruether analyze them Be thorough and specific 4 Use speci c examples to explain how both the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary present challenges to the canonical gospels as discussed in class Be sure to mention historical context and use your analysis as a way to discuss the major issues Elaine Pagels explores in What Ever Happened to God the Mother 5 Analyze the Shinto and Hindu creation stories from Mircea Eliade and Rosemary Radford Ruether s points of View Justify your analysis with reference to specific elements of the stories and specific points within each theorist s argument 6 What are the four functions of ritual as described in class What are three kinds of ritual that often fulfill these functions Please describe in detail two rituals we have discussed and identify 1 what kind of ritual it is and 2 how this ritual exemplifies the four functions of ritual Please reference two of the three following rituals baptism bris and or Hindu cremation 7 According to Eliade what is a cosmogony What does a cosmogony do What does it do for religious man V nonreligious man What are the key components of a cosmogony how does a cosmogony work Be sure to define key terms Eliade uses and apply Eliade s approach to one of the Native American creation stories or the Gikuyu creation story


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