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Class Notes for Religious Studies at Mount Allison University

RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Christian Fundamentalism, Islamic Fundamentalism

Conclusion: Religion and Violence  "fundamentalism" was coined in the early 20th century by L&M Stewart with respect to Christianity as a reaction to "higher criticism" o higher criticism: is ...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Western Religions, Bisexuality, Racialization

Language and Images of God  use concepts and experiences that are human projected on the divine  Eilberg-Schwarz article- Biblical images of the divine o bodily imagery of God- "God's mighty righ...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Under One Sky, Women In Iran, Immanence

Hijab and Veiling and Colonialism  veiling has always been a part of Islam, but it was not an identified for Muslim women until British colonialism  Muslim communities, as a way of asserting their inde...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Marriage In Islam, Iranian Revolution, Sunnah

Women in Islam, continued  generally, Islam is egalitarian, trying to incorporate women in the tradition in a way that respects women's rights to safety and security in marriage, etc  conflict betwe...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
Religion, the Body, and Sexuality 15.docx

Halal and Other Body Practiceshalal dietary laws of Islam based on Kashrut of Judaismo bleed out meat before consumption no blood slaughter rules o no pork birds of pray scavenged animals insects o shellfish are allowed ev...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
Religion, the Body, and Sexuality 14.docx

Terminology in Islam  Islam: name of religious tradition associated with Muhammad and Allah  Islamist: Muslim who is stricter in their practice, concerned with secularism and Islam's place in the co...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Zuhr Prayer, Five Pillars Of Islam, Shahada

Introduction to Islam  called a "Western" tradition but largely descended from the East  Qur'an- holy scriptural text; Hadith is also authoritative  Islam is monotheistic and patriarchal  2 ma...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Humanae Vitae, Second Vatican Council, Liberal Christianity

Catholic Teachings on Procreation  all of Christianity had a knee-jerk reaction to the sexual revolution- the Pill leads to immoral sex o after- two divergent paths: Catholic/fundamentalist Chri...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Carmelites, Ninety-Five Theses, Consecration

History of the Body and Sexuality in Christianity  why does Christianity have such a troubled relationship with the bosy? o its hegemony- if Christianity had not been hegemonic, would the body/sexualit...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Jesus Movement, Pietas, Synoptic Gospels

Introduction to Christianity  no clear dividing line between early Christianity and Judaism  Christianity started as a sect of Judaism- conceptualized within Judaism  came into contact with Greco-Roman ...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Mary Douglas, Psychoanalysis, Niddah

Purity Laws Continued  Kosher symbols are a commentary on conditions in which the foods were manufactured  brings people together, establishes community  "because it is written"  helped people...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Cloven Hoof, Niddah, Cud

Recap Last Week's Tutorial: Tattooing and Circumcision  both permanent, painful ways of expressing adoration  community bonding- also found in gangs, military  circumcision in Judaism is exclusive to ma...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - 613 Commandments, Rabbinic Judaism, Mikveh

Big Ideas in Judaism  covenant + diaspora- temple  Torah (law/tradition)- Talmud/Mishnah  chosennness  Israel as a land, people, state  mitzvah/mitzvot (613 laws)  purity laws- ...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - Missionary Position, Talmud

Halpern's History of Sexuality  very short history, even though we have always been sexual beings, we have only recently become interested in our own sexuality  sex= somatic, a fact, a happening ...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black
RELG 1641 Lecture Notes - The Atheist Experience, Androgyny, Heterosexuality

Manning and Zuckerberg Reading  religions as either sex-positive or sex-negative  observation that sexuality is holistic and connects with religion OR that sex and religion are in conflict  m...

Religious Studies
RELG 1641
Fiona Black

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