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REL/133
WORLD RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS I
 
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REL 133 Week 1 Common Practices in Religion
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following topics:

  • What is the definition of religion?

  • What are common practices and experiences across various world religions? Include indigenous religions in your discussion.

  • What are some critical issues to the academic study of religion?


Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
REL 133 Week 1 Knowledge Check
Complete the Week 1 Knowledge Check.
Week 1 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.
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PATTERNS AMONG RELIGIONS


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INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS


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WHAT IS RELIGION


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Concept: PATTERNS AMONG RELIGIONS




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Materials on the concept

  • Second Pattern: Focus of Beliefs and Practices



1.
A sacramental orientation in religion is characterized by
· A.
daily prayer.
· B.
the use of silent meditation.
· C.
the extensive use of bells and powders.
· D.
a belief that certain rituals and ceremonies help one achieve salvation.

Concept: INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS




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Materials on the concept

  • Sacred Time and Sacred Space

  • Taboo and Sacrifice

  • Human Relationships with the Natural World

  • The Modern Recovery of Indigenous Religions

  • Past Obstacles to the Appreciation of Indigenous Religions



2.
The transmission of indigenous religions is made more difficult by the fact that teachings are often conveyed in ways that are
· A.
relatively impermanent.
· B.
passed on in symbolic language.
· C.
known only to initiates.
· D.
written in unknown languages.

3.
Compared with indigenous religions, today’s dominant religions are
· A.
much younger.
· B.
much older.
· C.
much more difficult to transmit.
· D.
more holistic.

4.
Animism holds that
· A.
animal sacrifice is necessary for ritual purity.
· B.
mountains are often at the end of sacred paths.
· C.
animal nature must be subservient to human beings.
· D.
the life force exists in every part of the universe.

5.
A libation involves
· A.
the pouring of a liquid on the ground as an offering.
· B.
the shaman’s ability to fly through the air.
· C.
the forbidding of incest and marriage among close relatives.
· D.
vivid dreams and visions.

6.
Sacred time in indigenous religions is
· A.
cyclical.
· B.
linear.
· C.
relative.
· D.
historically focused.

Concept: WHAT IS RELIGION




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Materials on the concept

  • The Sacred

  • Key Characteristics of Religion



7.
Literally, the word religion means
· A.
meditate on.
· B.
worship.
· C.
connect again.
· D.
rise above.

8.
Belief in many gods is called
· A.
polytheism.
· B.
monotheism.
· C.
agnosticism.
· D.
atheism.

9.
Belief in one God is called
· A.
monotheism.
· B.
polytheism.
· C.
atheism.
· D.
agnosticism.

10.
Literally, “theology” means
· A.
discovery of the soul.
· B.
structure of society.
· C.
logic of pattern.
· D.
study of the divine.

 
 
REL 133 Week 2 Hindu Gods
Visit the Sanatan Society website and select one deity to research.
Prepare an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (with Speaker's Notes) that addresses the following:

  • Provide a brief history of Hinduism.

  • Summarize the mythology and functions of one Hindu god or goddess.

  • What is the role of the sacred texts in Hinduism?

  • Define these concepts in Hinduism: maya, karma, moksha, samsara, and atman.


Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
REL 133 Week 2 Jainism vs. Sikhism
Review the readings and other outside sources for information on the two religions.
 Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Jainism vs. Sikhism.
 Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.
Jainism vs. Sikhism
Part I
Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in APA formatting.




Core Beliefs


Jainism


Sikhism




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1.




2.


2.




3.


3.




4.


4.




5.


5.




Part 2
Respond to the following questions in 150 to 200 words:
 
1.     What do you think is the most important similarity and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.
 
2.     Consider the following statement: Sallekhana (“holy death”) violates the Jain principle of ahimsa because it is an act of violence against oneself. Using examples from Ch. 5 of your text, what points might a follower of Jainism make to argue against this statement?
 
 
 
REL 133 Week 2 Knowledge Check
Complete the Week 2 Knowledge Check
Week 2 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.
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DEVOTIONAL HINDUISM


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THE UPANISHADS


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THE ORIGINS OF HINDUISM


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JAINISM


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SIKHISM


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Concept: DEVOTIONAL HINDUISM




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Materials on the concept

  • The Guru as Object of Devotion

  • Devotional Hinduism



1.
Bhakti means
· A.
freedom from suffering.
· B.
studying the sacred texts.
· C.
devotion to a god.
· D.
working for the good of others.

2.
The religious practice of ordinary Hindus is primarily
· A.
devotion to deities.
· B.
the practice of meditation.
· C.
breathing exercises.
· D.
the study of ancient religious texts.

3.
A guru is a
· A.
religious teacher.
· B.
tree spirit.
· C.
drink used in Vedic ritual.
· D.
trance state.

Concept: THE UPANISHADS




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Materials on the concept

  • Important Concepts of the Upanishads



4.
The word that means “liberation” is
· A.
moksha.
· B.
karma.
· C.
ahimsa.
· D.
maya.

Concept: THE ORIGINS OF HINDUISM




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Materials on the concept

  • The Vedas



5.
The word Vedas is related to the English word
· A.
visit.
· B.
vision.
· C.
vex.
· D.
vertical.

6.
The oldest and most important of the Vedas is
· A.
Sama Veda.
· B.
Yajur Veda.
· C.
Atharva Veda.
· D.
Rig Veda.

Concept: JAINISM




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Materials on the concept

  • Worldview

  • Shared Origins



7.
Jainism places great emphasis on
· A.
ahimsa.
· B.
sacrificial rituals.
· C.
self-defense.
· D.
ritual dance.

8.
The Jain worldview holds that a Creator
· A.
made the world.
· B.
created only good things.
· C.
does not exist.
· D.
created evil as well as good.

Concept: SIKHISM




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Materials on the concept

  • The Development of Sikhism

  • Background



9.
A Sikh temple is called a
· A.
guru.
· B.
gurdwara.
· C.
kesa.
· D.
kara.

10.
The founder of Sikhism was
· A.
Mardana.
· B.
Gobind Singh.
· C.
Arjan.
· D.
Nanak.

 
 
REL 133 Week 3 Buddhism Presentation Part I
 Meet with a few of your classmates or your assigned Learning Team group before beginning this assignment.
IMPORTANT: This is done in the forum entitled "Group Discussion of Buddhism Assignment" which is the fifth entry under the "Required" Learning Activities.  PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR GROUPS ASSIGNMENT AS REPLIES TO THIS FORUM.
Discuss the branches of Buddhism.
Share resources and record the differences between the schools.
Decideindividually, which school you will focus on for this assignment.
 Part II
Choose one of the following schools of Buddhism:

  • Theravada Buddhism

  • Mahayana Buddhism

  • Vajrayana Buddhism

  • Zen Buddhism--as a special school of Mahayana Buddhism

  • Additional topics in Buddhism may be assigned if more teams are present


Write an individual paper of 700  to 1,050 words that addresses the following questions:

  • Summarize the history of Buddhism and the life of Buddha.

  • Explain the basic teachings of Buddhism.

  • Explain what makes the school of Buddhism you selected unique.

  • NOTE: This is an individual assignment, not a group assignment, but you discuss it as a group. 


Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.
Format citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
REL 133 Week 3 Buddhism Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Buddhism Worksheet.  Please note that the answer for each question must be at least 250 words in length.
 Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.
Buddhism Worksheet
 
Write a 1- to 2-paragraph response for each of the following.
 
1.     Explain the basic Buddhist teachings including the three marks of reality, the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eightfold Path. 
 
2.     Describe the three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—and how each tradition developed from the early teachings.
 
 
REL 133 Week 3 Knowledge Check
Complete the Week 3 Knowledge Check
Week 3 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.
Personalized Study Guide Results 
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THE BEGINNINGS OF BUDDHISM


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THERAVADA BUDDHISM


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BASIC TEACHINGS OF BUDDHISM


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Concept: THE BEGINNINGS OF BUDDHISM




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Materials on the concept

  • The Beginnings of Buddhism: The Life of the Buddha



1.
Siddhartha Gautama is the name of
· A.
the person who became known as the Buddha.
· B.
one of the earliest disciples of the Buddha.
· C.
a missionary who spread Buddhist teachings.
· D.
an Indian translator of essential Buddhist texts, who worked in China.

2.
The Buddha lived about this time.
· A.
tenth century B.C.E.
· B.
fifth century B.C.E.
· C.
second century B.C.E.
· D.
first century C.E.

3.
The Buddha was particularly troubled by the problem of
· A.
whether there is an afterlife.
· B.
the existence of the divine.
· C.
suffering and death.
· D.
the exploitation of the poor.

Concept: THERAVADA BUDDHISM




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Materials on the concept

  • Theravada Teachings and Literature



4.
Vinaya refers to
· A.
the robe worn by monks.
· B.
a collection of rules for monks and nuns.
· C.
the afternoon chanting of sutras.
· D.
an amulet blessed by a monk and worn for good luck.

Concept: BASIC TEACHINGS OF BUDDHISM




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Materials on the concept

  • The Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path

  • The Soul and Karma



5.
The basic outlook on life, formulated by Buddhism, is contained in
· A.
the four major yogas.
· B.
the Four Noble Truths.
· C.
the four castes.
· D.
the Four Passing Sights.

6.
Regarding the common belief in a permanent soul, the Buddha seems to have taught that
· A.
there is none.
· B.
each person has one, but it dies with the body.
· C.
the soul is more important than the body.
· D.
souls are constantly being reborn.

7.
Nirvana seems to come from a word that means
· A.
expand.
· B.
blow out.
· C.
fulfillment.
· D.
reach out.

8.
A major goal of Buddhism is
· A.
union with God.
· B.
physical health.
· C.
reaching heaven.
· D.
inner peace.

9.
The dissatisfaction and sorrow that life brings is called
· A.
karma.
· B.
bodhisattva.
· C.
dharma.
· D.
dukkha.

10.
Buddhism focuses especially on
· A.
maintaining inner peace.
· B.
achieving material success.
· C.
attaining all one’s goals.
· D.
using one’s talents well.

 
 
REL 133 Week 4 Daoism Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Daoism Worksheet.
Daoism Worksheet
 
Complete the following questions in detail. Answer each question with a 1- or 2-paragraph response that includes a reference citation. Make use of Experiencing the World’s Religions and other sources in your research as you complete the questions.
 
1.     Describe the principles of yang and yin.
 
 
2.     The main scripture in Daoism is the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching). What is the history and importance of this text for the tradition?
 
 
3.     How are Daoist ideals expressed through art? Offer several examples.
 
 
4.     What challenges does Daoism face in the modern world?
 
 
5.     Explain a situation to which following the Daoist principle of wu wei might be beneficial to you or others. In what situation might following the principle of wu wei be harmful in some way?
 
 
REL 133 Week 4 Confucianism Paper
Write a 350- to 700-word essay on Confucianism that addresses the following topics:

  • What are the Five Great Relationships?

  • How is the Ideal Person to act? (You must refer to the concepts of ren, li, shu, xiao, and wen.)

  • What is the role of Confucianism in Chinese culture and society today?


Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
REL 133 Week 4 Shinto Illustration
Access the Shinto Art Creator tool.
Write a 350- to 700-word summary of Shinto practices that still exist today.
Create an illustration representative of the Shinto religion, based on the beliefs of openness, use of nature, and deliberate simplicity. Be prepared to discuss.
Format your paper and any additional materials consistent with APA guidelines.
Cite resources used.  No need to cite the Shinto Art creator. 
 
 
REL 133 Week 4  Knowledge Check
Week 4 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.
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DAOISM ORIGINS AND TEACHINGS


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CONFUCIANISM


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SHINTO ORIGINS AND RITUALS


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Concept: DAOISM ORIGINS AND TEACHINGS




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Materials on the concept

  • The Daodejing

  • Basic Elements of Traditional Chinese Beliefs

  • Basic Early TEACHINGS



1.
The notion of wu wei is
· A.
social responsibility.
· B.
filial piety.
· C.
no unnecessary action.
· D.
education and discipline.

2.
Literally, Daodejing means
· A.
book of light and shadow.
· B.
mountain-silence-scripture.
· C.
dark-path-poetry.
· D.
way-power-classic.

3.
Applying the notion of yin and yang, we could say that Daoism shows a special love for
· A.
allowing things to develop naturally.
· B.
creating a large corporation.
· C.
getting as many academic degrees as possible.
· D.
having many children and educating them carefully.

4.
The most important image to be found in the Daodejing, the image that best expresses its ideals, is
· A.
fire.
· B.
music.
· C.
water.
· D.
light.

5.
“Divination” refers to
· A.
telling the future.
· B.
burying the dead.
· C.
naming holy people as saints.
· D.
offering sacrifice to gods.

Concept: CONFUCIANISM




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Materials on the concept

  • The Dao in Confucianism

  • The Life of Confucius



6.
Confucianism has been especially concerned about relationships
· A.
with God.
· B.
between human beings.
· C.
with nature.
· D.
between human beings and animals.

7.
In their view of human nature, the Confucianists
· A.
seem to be the most optimistic of the philosophical schools.
· B.
emphasize that people are rapacious and predatory, needing the strictest controls.
· C.
see human beings as needing their characters shaped by education.
· D.
see education as a pursuit that primarily develops human intellect.

Concept: SHINTO ORIGINS AND RITUALS




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Materials on the concept

  • Essentials of Shinto Belief

  • Worship at Shrines

  • Architecture



8.
In Shinto, white is often used because
· A.
it is associated with death and rebirth.
· B.
it invokes the presence of the kami.
· C.
it evokes fertility and new life.
· D.
it symbolizes cleanliness and purity.

9.
The torii is
· A.
often used as a gateway to a sacred location.
· B.
a wand used by a Shinto priest for purification.
· C.
the name of a basin where one washes before prayer.
· D.
worn around the neck as a good-luck charm.

10.
According to Shinto beliefs, human beings are
· A.
fundamentally good.
· B.
sinful and guilty.
· C.
distracted by ephemeral pleasures.
· D.
attached to individualism.

 
 
REL 133 Week 5 Current Issues Paper and Class Handout
Choose one of the religions discussed in this course.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following questions:

  • What are common characteristics the assigned religion shares with the others?

  • How is this religion responding to challenges in the modern world?

  • What has changed about the roles of women in the religion over time?


Cite at least five references in addition to the textbook.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Create a 1-page handout to summarize the key ideas of your paper. This can be a bulleted list with a short summary of your findings.
 
 
REL 133 Week 5 Knowledge Check
Week 5 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.
Personalized Study Guide Results 
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ROLE OF WOMEN


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SECULARISM


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CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES


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EASTERN RELIGIONS


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Concept: ROLE OF WOMEN




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Materials on the concept

  • Women’s Rights Movements



1.
Gender-neutral prayers
· A.
have come as a result of influence from the women’s rights movement.
· B.
have been well-received by most religious groups.
· C.
were common a thousand years ago.
· D.
are a literal translation of biblical prayers.

Concept: SECULARISM




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Materials on the concept

  • Secularism



2.
The view of religion as an outdated method for providing solutions to life’s problems was espoused by
· A.
technologism.
· B.
consumerism.
· C.
nationalism.
· D.
Communism.

3.
Living and thinking without reference to a religion is called
· A.
rationalism.
· B.
transcendentalism.
· C.
ecotourism.
· D.
secularism.

7.
T. H. Huxley, an English biologist, created what term?
· A.
agnosticism
· B.
nontheism
· C.
secularism
· D.
pantheism

Concept: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES




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Materials on the concept

  • Multiculturalism and Interfaith Dialogue

  • Environmentalism: A Religious Phenomenon?

  • Science and Technology

  • Modern Influences on the Future of Religion

  • The Recurring Challenges of Change


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4.
The environmentalism movement is least strong in what regard?
· A.
the prophetic, moral dimension
· B.
the sacramental, ritualistic dimension
· C.
the mystical dimension
· D.
the political dimension

5.
Applied science is
· A.
scientific theory.
· B.
science used for practical purposes.
· C.
the use of hypotheses to further scientific knowledge.
· D.
the use of scientific theories by scientists of later centuries.

6.
The first World Parliament of Religions was held in 1893 in
· A.
Calcutta.
· B.
Geneva.
· C.
Assisi.
· D.
Chicago.

8.
The artist who created a Japanese garden and spent more than forty years painting pictures of it was
· A.
Vincent van Gogh.
· B.
Claude Monet.
· C.
Paul Cézanne.
· D.
Pablo Picasso.

9.
The modern culture of _________ betterment will increasingly challenge religions to produce what material cultures value.
· A.
nature-based
· B.
money-based
· C.
spirit-based
· D.
peace-based

Concept: EASTERN RELIGIONS




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Materials on the concept

  • Multiculturalism and Interfaith Dialogue



10.
The leader who represented Hinduism at the first World Parliament of Religions was
· A.
Ananda Mai Ma.
· B.
Swami Prabhupada.
· C.
Swami Vivekenanda.
· D.
Sri Ramakrishna.

 
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