REL 133 Week 1 Knowledge Check

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REL 133 Week 1 Knowledge Check
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Week 1 Knowledge Check
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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.

 
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