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WORLD RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS I

 

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REL 133 Week 1 Common Practices in Religion Assignment Options
This assignment will help you to explain information related to a definition of religion, common elements in religions, and critical issues.
Review the University of Phoenix Material: Common Practices in Religion and select one option to complete your assignment.
Format your assignment consistent with course-level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Common Practices in Religion Assignment Options

Select one of the two options for your assignment.
Option A: Written Summary
Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary that addresses the following topics:

Describe the difference between the academic study of religion, and devotional practice and advocacy.
What is the definition of religion?
What are common questions, concerns, practices, and experiences across various world religions? Include indigenous religions in your discussion.
What are some critical issues to the academic study of religion?
Where do religious ethics come from, and what role do they play in the practice of religion?

Format your paper consistent with course-level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Option B: Microsoft PowerPoint® Presentation
Prepare a 10- to 15-Microsoft® PowerPoint® that addresses the following topics:

Describe the difference between the academic study of religion, and devotional practice and advocacy.
What is the definition of religion?
What are common questions, concerns, practices, and experiences across various world religions? Include indigenous religions in your discussion.
What are some critical issues to the academic study of religion?
Where do religious ethics come from, and what role do they play in the practice of religion?

Use bullet points and images or graphics to illustrate your main points.
Use the speaker notes to further explain, using sentences.

For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.

Cite your references.
Format your assignment consistent with course-level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.



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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Concepts Mastery Questions
PATTERNS AMONG RELIGIONS 100% 1
INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS 100% 2
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WHAT IS RELIGION 100% 7
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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
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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 Presentation
This assignment will help you to gain greater insight into Hindu spirituality and devotional practices. You will also have the opportunity to explore the various Hindu gods and select one to study.
Review the Sanatan Society website and select one deity to research.
Prepare an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation 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.
What are the primal questions that inform these teachings?
What does the Hindu moral life consist of?
Format your presentation consistent with course-level APA guidelines.
For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentations with notes.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.


REL 133 Week 2 Jainism vs. Sikhism Worksheet
This worksheet will help you to identify the main ideas in the reading for the week. You will explore the key components of these two religions and compare them.
Review the readings and other outside sources for information on the Jainism vs. Sikhism religions.
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Jainism vs. Sikhism.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Jainism vs. Sikhism Worksheet
Part 1
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 course-level APA formatting.


Core Beliefs Jainism Sikhism
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
5. 5.
Part 2
Respond to the following questions in 175 words each:

What do you think is the most important similarity, and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.

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 Experiencing the World’s Religions, 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.
Personalized Study Guide Results 
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Concepts Mastery Questions
DEVOTIONAL HINDUISM 100% 1
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THE UPANISHADS 100% 4
THE ORIGINS OF HINDUISM 100% 5
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JAINISM 100% 7
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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 Worksheet and Paper
By choosing a particular school of Buddhism to explore more fully, you will learn about the diversity within the tradition and how it is practiced today.
Part 1
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Buddhism Worksheet to help you with Part 2.
Buddhism Worksheet

Write a 90- to 175-word response for each of the following:

Explain the basic Buddhist teachings, including the three marks of reality, the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eightfold Path.

Describe the three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—and how each tradition developed from the early teachings.
Part 2
Choose one of the following schools of Buddhism:
Theravada Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Buddhism
Zen Buddhism--as a special school of Mahayana Buddhism
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following:
Summarize the history of Buddhism and the life of Buddha.
Explain the basic teachings and moral aspects of Buddhism.
Explain what makes the school of Buddhism you selected unique.
Format citations and references consistent with course-level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.


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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Concepts Mastery Questions
THE BEGINNINGS OF BUDDHISM 100% 1
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THERAVADA BUDDHISM 100% 4
BASIC TEACHINGS OF BUDDHISM 100% 5
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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
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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, Confucianism, and Shinto Summary
This week addresses three different traditions along with their main teachings and origins. The deliverables come in three parts, so be sure to complete all portions.
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto Summary.
Format your assignment consistent with course-level APA guidelines.
Submit all parts of your assignment to the Assignment Files tab as one file.

Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto Summary

Complete all three parts of the assignment.
Use Experiencing the World’s Religions and other sources in your research as you respond.
Daoism
Write a 75-word response for each of the following questions:

Describe the principles of yang and yin.

The main scripture in Daoism is the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching). What is the history and importance of this text for the tradition?

How are Daoist ideals expressed through art? Offer several examples.

What challenges does Daoism face in the modern world?

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?
Confucianism
Write a 175- to 350-word summary on Confucianism that addresses the following topics:

What are the Five Great Relationships?
How is the morally upright person to act?
What is the role of Confucianism in Chinese culture and society today?
Shinto
Write a 175- to 350-word summary of Shinto practices that still exist today.



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.
Personalized Study Guide Results 
Score 10 / 10
Concepts Mastery Questions
DAOISM ORIGINS AND TEACHINGS 100% 1
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CONFUCIANISM 100% 6
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SHINTO ORIGINS AND RITUALS 67% 8
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Concept: DAOISM ORIGINS AND TEACHINGS
Mastery 100% Questions 1
2
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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 Presentation
This assignment is designed to help you identify the relevance and importance in society today for a religious tradition you would like to study further.
Choose one of the religions discussed in this course.
Create a 15- to 20-slide presentation to summarize the key ideas of the religion you have chosen.
Include the following:
What are common characteristics your chosen religion shares with the others?
How is this religion responding to challenges (e.g., the rise of critical and scientific methodologies) in the modern world?
What has changed about the roles of women in the religion over time?
Discuss eastern religion and contemporary ethics.
Include a title slide and a references slide, and any applicable images.
Use bulleted items on the slides and more extensive materials in the speaker notes.
Cite at least one reference in addition to Experiencing the World's Religions.
For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.
Format your paper consistent with course-level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.


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 
Score 10 / 10
Concepts Mastery Questions
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
Show More

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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