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World Religions

by: Lenore Fadel

World Religions REL 2300

Lenore Fadel
University of Central Florida
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Husain Kassim

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lenore Fadel on Thursday October 22, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to REL 2300 at University of Central Florida taught by Husain Kassim in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see /class/227514/rel-2300-university-of-central-florida in Religion at University of Central Florida.

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Date Created: 10/22/15
82609 Religion Notes Take Pretest online Hinduism o The world s most ancient living religion 0 Mostly confined to India 0 Some presence in Sri Lanka 0 Other countries 0 Approximately 800 million Hindus o Probably 3rd largest religion 0 llWhat do you do to become Hindu llHow do you become Hindu 0 One must be born as Hindu into a caste I Implications in a wider sense a culture and way of life as opposed to religion in a narrower sense 0 Origins of Hinduism 0 There is no such word as lHinduI in the sacred books of Hinduism I Derived from word lSindhuI meaning Indus valley 0 When Iranians Persians came to India they called the native peoples Hindu o Greeks upon learning of them from the Iranians called them indos rather than lindos from which we have the word indian 0 Thus Hinduism is the way of life thinking customs rites rituals etc of the people of India 0 Sanskrit ancient language of India Dravidians 0 Original inhabitants of India 0 MohanjoDaro and Harappa 0 Grid ike patterns brick houses running water sewage system Peaceful agricultural people Little known about religion probably assimilated by Aryans o Fertility cults phallus of Shiba in later times 0 More interested in creation Aryans Came from Asia minor Turkey amp Greece Through Khyber pass conquered Indus valley 0 People of India today are product of Dravidians and Aryans The Religion of the Aryans o Dyas Pitr or India 0 God of Pain parallel to Greek God Zeus o Varuna o Keeps natural amp physical order rita intact parallel to the Roman God Ouranos o Rudra father amp Marut son 0 Winds and storms respectively 0 Gods o Agni fire 0 Soma drink by which one can gain immortality amarat o Gods are placed in 3 realms I 1 Celestial I 2 Atmospheric I 3 Terrestrial I Akash ether 93009 Religion 0 Life of Confucius o Named K ung Ch iu 0 Given title llKung Fu Tzu Great Teacher 0 Main concepts in Confucianism o Ren Jen love for humanity 0 Li propriety being appropriate having right etiquettes o Xiao Filial Piety Respect for Elders Five relationships I Father son I Elder brother younger brother I Husband wife I Friend friend I Ruler citizen 0 Wen appreciation for aesthetic values such as art literature music I Junzi the ideal human being 0 Not selfish or egoist 0 Man of knowledge wellrounded 0 Not narrowminded willing to listen to opinion of others 0 Five Classics and Analects o Probably written after Confucius subsequently edited by Confucian scholars o Became core curriculum of Chinese classical education system I The Book of History account of Chinese rulers various dynasties I Book of Poetry Classical poems with moral intent Book of Changes divination basic patterns of the universe Book of Rites and Ceremonies I The Spring and Autumn Annals historical record of Confucius home state Lou


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