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WORLD RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS II   The Latest Version A+ Study Guide   ********************************************** REL 134 Entire Course Link **********************************************   REL 134 Week 1 Studying Religion Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following topics:
  • What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?
  • Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of the three Western religions.
  • How do different fields of study approach religion?
  • What are some critical issues in the academic study of religion?
Include specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week 1 readings, such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses, church on Sunday, holy mountains, or the Quakers calling each other friends. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     REL 134 Week 1 Knowledge Check Concept: PATTERNS AMONG RELIGIONS Materials on the concept
  • The Sacred
  • Speculations on the Sources of Religion
  • Second Pattern: Focus of Beliefs and Practices
1. The prophetic orientation in religion emphasizes · A. ceremonies. · B. feelings of oneness with the universe. · C. traditions. · D. beliefs and moral codes. 2. A mystical orientation in religion is characterized by · A. an emphasis on mysterious happenings. · B. the seeking of a union with something greater than oneself. · C. the extensive use of holy water and statues. · D. a belief in alien origins of life forms. 3. 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. 4. Pantheism is the belief · A. that all reality is divine. · B. in the ancient Greek religion that believed the god Pan was the source of cosmic order. · C. in endless reincarnation. · D. in a timeless realm of happiness at the top of the universe. 5. Among many reasons for the existence of religions, religions exist to help people · A. deal with the certainty of death. · B. find ways to express themselves in art. · C. select careers that are socially redeeming. · D. have valuable texts to study. Concept: INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS Mastery 100% Questions · 6 · 7 · 8 Materials on the concept
  • The Modern Recovery of Indigenous Religions
  • Past Obstacles to the Appreciation of Indigenous Religions
6. Which of the following has been of special value in the new appreciation for and understanding of indigenous religions? · A. the study of newly discovered sacred texts · B. the use of electricity and battery power · C. the ready availability of cameras and recorders · D. the worldwide spread of television 7. The teachings of indigenous religions are typically conveyed by all of the following except · A. sand paintings. · B. sacred scripture. · C. masks and dance. · D. memorized chants. 8. In a holistic culture, · A. written manuscripts have a special place. · B. children play a prominent role in ritual. · C. religions express truths through symbolism. · D. virtually every object and act may have religious meaning. Concept: RELIGIOUS DEFINITIONS Mastery 100% Questions · 9 Materials on the concept
  • The Sacred
9. In religious studies, the word myth means · A. a story that is historically true. · B. a story that is historically untrue. · C. a story that is psychologically meaningful and may be either historically true or not. · D. a story that is found in similar form in many religions. Concept: STUDYING RELIGION Mastery 100% Questions · 10 Materials on the concept
  • Speculations on the Sources of Religion
10. The early anthropologist who saw religion as rooted in a belief in spirits and the worship of them was · A. E. B. Tylor. · B. James Frazer. · C. Sigmund Freud. · D. Carl Jung.     REL 134 Week 2 Jewish Holy Days Worksheet Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Common Holy Days in Jewish Religious Traditions. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab. Common Holy Days in Jewish Religious Traditions Part One   Complete the template with information from Jewish Holy Days. Identify at least seven Jewish religious holy days and place each holy day in the correct season (time of year) as studied in the course. Part Two Write a 1- to 2-paragraph response for each of the following.     1.     Describe the three major sections of the Jewish bible. Include its estimated date of being written and what is contained in each section.         2.     Describe the major similarities and differences between the four branches of Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist). How are these four groups distinct from one another? Part Three Write a 350- to 500-word paper on one of the Jewish holy days. Explain the historical origin, the time of year it is celebrated, important Jewish religious practices associated with the day and any theological or cultural differences in observance of the holy day by various branches of Judaism. Format your response consistent with APA guidelines.     REL 134 Week 2 History of Judaism Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:
  • A summary of the life and importance of one key person in Jewish history
  • An explanation of one key event in the history of Judaism that is connected to that person
  • A description of any rituals, symbols, or sacred texts in Judaism associated with this event or person
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     REL 134 Week 2 Knowledge Check 1. The Jewish view of God is best expressed as · A. God is an impersonal force. · B. God is creator and judge. · C. God is the pattern of nature. · D. God created the world but does not interfere in it. 2. The Jewish Day of Atonement, the most sacred day of the Jewish year, is · A. Rosh Hashanah. · B. Hanukkah. · C. Passover. · D. Yom Kippur. 3. The Jewish Sabbath is kept from · A. sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. · B. sunrise Saturday to sunrise Sunday. · C. sunrise Saturday to sundown Sunday. · D. sunrise Sunday to sunrise Monday. Concept: HISTORY OF JUDAISM Mastery 100% Questions · 4 · 5 Materials on the concept
  • The World of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs
4. Judaism traces itself back to what legendary patriarch who is written about in the book of Genesis? · A. Moses · B. David · C. Abraham · D. Nehemiah 5. “Covenant” means · A. restoration. · B. overthrow. · C. vision. · D. contract. Concept: HEBREW SCRIPTURES Mastery 100% Questions · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 Materials on the concept
  • In the Beginning: Stories of Origins
  • Moses and the Law
  • The Hebrew Bible
6. The biblical book that describes the origins of the human race is · A. Proverbs. · B. Genesis. · C. Isaiah. · D. Psalms. 7. The three categories of the Hebrew Bible are · A. Torah, Prophets, and Proverbs. · B. Psalms, Chronicles, and Proverbs. · C. History, Prophets, and Psalms. · D. Torah, Prophets, and Writings. 8. According to the Book of Exodus, what disaster was the last to strike the Egyptians? · A. plague of frogs · B. hail · C. darkness · D. death of firstborn male children 9. Another name for the Torah is · A. Nevi’im. · B. Tanakh. · C. Pentateuch. · D. Ketuvim. Concept: MAJOR SECTS OF JUDAISM Mastery 100% Questions · 10 Materials on the concept
  • Observance-Based Divisions
10. Contemporary Judaism has split into four parts. The part which encourages non-literal, individual interpretation of traditional beliefs is called · A. Reform Judaism. · B. Reconstructionist Judaism. · C. Orthodox Judaism. · D. Conservative Judaism.     REL 134 Week 3 Christianity Presentation Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® comparing two of the following branches of Christianity:
  • Catholic
  • Orthodox
  • Protestant
  • Pentecostal
  • Nontraditional/Alternative
Include a brief history of the two traditions and a comparison of their approach to the Bible, art, specific symbols, and rituals as well as core beliefs. You might consider visiting in person or exploring one of these churches online to add your own experiences. Format your references consistent with APA guidelines. Present your Christianity Presentation.
  • For Local Campus students, these are 15- to 20-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     REL 134 Week 3 Knowledge Check 1. In Jesus’ time, what power controlled Israel? · A. Greece · B. Egypt · C. Persia · D. Rome 2. The Protestant Reformation was started by · A. John Calvin. · B. Martin Luther. · C. John Wesley. · D. Meister Eckhart. Concept: CHRISTIAN BIBLE Mastery 100% Questions · 3 Materials on the concept
  • The New Testament: Its Structure and Artistry
3. Which of these books is found in the New Testament? · A. Genesis · B. Samuel · C. Psalms · D. Hebrews Concept: CHRISTIAN PRACTICE Mastery 100% Questions · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 Materials on the concept
  • The Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • Sacraments and Other Rituals
  • Devotion to Mary
  • The Two Great Commandments
4. Perhaps the most important ritual of Christianity is a sign of entry into the church, or · A. baptism. · B. anointing. · C. ordination. · D. infallibility. 5. Easter, as a celebration of the resurrection, is associated with the color · A. red. · B. green. · C. violet. · D. white. 6. The major Christian rituals, such as baptism and Eucharist, are often called · A. confessionals. · B. rosaries. · C. indulgences. · D. sacraments. 7. The view that the end of the world is near is called · A. messianism. · B. apocalypticism. · C. adoptionism. · D. monophysitism. 8. Literally, “gospel” means · A. preparation. · B. repentance. · C. contract. · D. good news. Concept: COMPARING PROTESTANT, CATHOLIC, AND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Mastery 100% Questions · 9 · 10 Materials on the concept
  • Eastern Orthodox Beliefs
  • The Eastern Orthodox Church
9. In 1054, what happened between the Eastern and Western Church? · A. They compiled a Bible on which all Christians could agree. · B. Their leaders differed on the official date of Easter. · C. Their leaders excommunicated one other. · D. They moved the capital of the empire to Constantinople. 10. “Orthodox” literally means · A. guided tradition. · B. correct belief. · C. one nature. · D. eastern side.     REL 134 Week 4 Understanding Islam Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:
  • Brief summary of the history of Islam
  • Explain the importance of these elements for Muslims:
    • Qur'an
    • Five Pillars
    • Ramadan
  • Describe significant differences and similarities in how the branches of Islam (Sunni, Shiite, and Sufi) practice their traditions.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     REL 134 Week 4 Knowledge Check 1. Islam particularly stresses · A. oneness of God. · B. having only one wife. · C. pilgrimage to Jerusalem once in a lifetime. · D. prayer twice each day. 2. Islam literally means · A. submission. · B. tradition. · C. purity. · D. devotion. 3. Observant Muslims do not allow · A. interracial marriage. · B. alcohol. · C. pilgrimage. · D. divorce. 4. Muslims trace themselves back ultimately to what great patriarch? · A. Paul · B. Abraham · C. Moses · D. Isaac 5. A remembrance of what Muhammad said or did is called · A. caliph. · B. hadith. · C. Shia. · D. Hajj. 6. Regarding the afterlife, Muslims believe · A. in reincarnation until one reaches perfection. · B. in heaven and hell. · C. the soul ascends to the top of the universe. · D. the individual dissolves into the divine essence. Concept: HISTORY OF ISLAM Mastery 100% Questions · 7 · 8 Materials on the concept
  • Expansion and Consolidation
  • The Life and Teachings of Muhammad
7. Muhammad was born and raised in · A. Marrakesh. · B. Medina. · C. Mysore. · D. Mecca. 8. Which country had a large Muslim population for almost 800 years? · A. Italy · B. Kenya · C. Poland · D. Spain Concept: THE FIVE PILLARS AND RAMADAN Mastery 100% Questions · 9 · 10 Materials on the concept
  • The Five Pillars of Islam
9. The Islamic month of fasting is called · A. Lent. · B. Hajj. · C. Ramadan. · D. Nisan. 10. The chanter who calls people to prayer is called · A. muezzin. · B. salat. · C. qiblah. · D. sawm.     REL 134 Week 5 Modern Challenges Choose one of the religions discussed in this course. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-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. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.     REL 134 Week 5 Knowledge Check 1. The founder of which of these Christian denominations was female? · A. Christian Science and the Foursquare Gospel Church · B. Unitarianism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints · C. Unity and Scientology · D. Quaker (Society of Friends) and Unification Church Concept: ALTERNATIVE PATHS Mastery 100% Questions · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 Materials on the concept
  • Contemporary Paganism: Wicca and Druidism
  • Scientology
  • Theosophy
  • Rastafarianism
  • Baha’I
2. One sign of a religious cult is that the movement · A. performs no social services for the larger society. · B. has a belief system that is syncretic. · C. takes all its rules from a book that is considered authoritative. · D. strictly regulates contact between its members and nonmembers. 3. The word pagan comes from pagus, a Latin word that means · A. nature. · B. unbeliever. · C. circle. · D. countryside. 4. Literally, Theosophy means · A. deep insight. · B. internal theory. · C. eternal philosophy. · D. divine wisdom. 5. Baha’i emerged from · A. Christianity. · B. Judaism. · C. Islam. · D. Zoroastrianism. 6. In Scientology, the state of full mental liberation is called · A. infinite. · B. open. · C. moksha. · D. clear. Concept: SECULARISM Mastery 100% Questions · 7 · 8 · 9 Materials on the concept
  • Secularism
7. The desire for a separation of church and state came about as the result of · A. religious wars in Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. · B. greater travel as a result of mapmaking. · C. contact between Europe and non-Western cultures. · D. the thought of Chinese and Japanese philosophers. 8. 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. 9. Living and thinking without reference to a religion is called · A. rationalism. · B. transcendentalism. · C. ecotourism. · D. secularism. Concept: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES Mastery 100% Questions · 10 · 11 Materials on the concept
  • Eclectic Spirituality
  • The Recurring Challenges of Change
10. The Catholic Church has worked to accommodate itself to the modern world, as shown by · A. the Second Vatican Council in 1965. · B. the Council of Trent. · C. the refusal to ordain women as priests. · D. the continued use of traditional clothing. 11. It is possible to see in the comic-book figure of Superman an underlying · A. pessimism. · B. cynicism. · C. messianism. · D. multiculturalism.