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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


100%


· 1




INDIGENOUS
RELIGIONS


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· 3
· 4
· 5




WHAT IS
RELIGION


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· 8
· 9
· 10




Concept: PATTERNS AMONG RELIGIONS




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 1




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 2
· 3
· 4
· 5
· 6




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 7
· 8
· 9
· 10




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




1.


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


100%


· 1
· 2
· 3




THE
UPANISHADS


100%


· 4




THE ORIGINS
OF HINDUISM


100%


· 5
· 6




JAINISM


100%


· 7
· 8




SIKHISM


100%


· 9
· 10




Concept: DEVOTIONAL HINDUISM




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 1
· 2
· 3




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 4




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 5
· 6




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 7
· 8




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 9
· 10




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.

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THE
BEGINNINGS OF BUDDHISM


100%


· 1
· 2
· 3




THERAVADA
BUDDHISM


100%


· 4




BASIC
TEACHINGS OF BUDDHISM


100%


· 5
· 6
· 7
· 8
· 9
· 10




Concept: THE BEGINNINGS OF BUDDHISM




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 1
· 2
· 3




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 4




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 5
· 6
· 7
· 8
· 9
· 10




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


100%


· 1
· 2
· 3
· 4
· 5




CONFUCIANISM


100%


· 6
· 7




SHINTO
ORIGINS AND RITUALS


67%


· 8
· 9
· 10




Concept: DAOISM ORIGINS AND TEACHINGS




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 1
· 2
· 3
· 4
· 5




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 6
· 7




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 8
· 9
· 10




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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10 / 10






Concepts


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ROLE OF WOMEN


100%


· 1




SECULARISM


100%


· 2
· 3
· 7




CONTEMPORARY
CHALLENGES


100%


· 4
· 5
· 6
· 8
· 9




EASTERN
RELIGIONS


100%


· 10




Concept: ROLE OF WOMEN




Mastery


0%


Questions


· 1




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 2
· 3
· 7




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 4
· 5
· 6
· 8
· 9




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




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 10




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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