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Class Notes for Religious Studies at University of Alberta

RELIG102 Lecture 7: Judaism

Judaism is one of the 3 Abrahamic religions Is an ethical monotheistic religion: Ethical: it assumes the existence of a creator, who loves humanity and gave humans moral principles for the Jews to live by, and in extension...

Religious Studies
RELIG102
James white
RELIG220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Nestorius, Eutyches, Hypostatic Union

Oct. 12 The Nature of Christ Cyril of Alexandria 412 Cyril succeeds his uncle Theophilus as patriarch of Alexandria Has a strong personality, and is prepared to use his position and influence to get thin...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Galerius, Diocletian, Greek East And Latin West

Oct. 3 Chapter 5: The Constantinian Revolution The Conversion of Constantine Historical context: Crisis of the Third Century = 25 emperors in 49 years (235-284) very unstable time in ...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Incest, State Religion, Galerius

Chapter 4: Living in a Hostile World Christian Distinctiveness Christianity unlike Judaism due to Incarnation gap between God and man reduced Incarnation: carna = flesh, body; embodiment of God (both beli...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG220 Lecture 7: RELIG 212 Ch. 6 Part 2

Oct. 10 Discussion questions: What was the Arian crisis all about? Why was it such a big deal? How was it resolved? What were the Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon all about? Who are the main players and what are the main ...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Homoousion, Apostolic Succession, Common Era

Oct. 5 Chapter 6: Defining and Dividing Note: CE = Common Era; BCE = Before Common Era Note: Apostolic foundation apostolic succession becomes crucial in the main Christian cities to establish the foundations of Chris...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Ebionites, Jewish Christian, Gnosticism

Chapter 3 Defending and Defining Defending the Faith Paths rejected = lost opportunities? (other pathways of Christianity rejected) Ebionites (form of Jewish Christianity) Jesus was: Messiah...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Council Of Jerusalem, Jesus Movement, Epistle To The Philippians

Chapter 2 Going Out into the World James 2:14-24 Challenging hypocrites Both faith and good works are necessary Having faith in God does not make you a good person; involves the idea of Christianit...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG220 Lecture 1: RELIG 212 Ch. 1

Chapter 1 Who Is This Man? John 1:1-18 Early Christian belief in the pre-existence with God of Jesus through allusion to Genesis Reference to Jewish heritage and lineage; shows connections to past (ie. Mo...

Religious Studies
RELIG220
Mark Dickens
RELIG103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Xun Kuang, Filial Piety, Zhou Dunyi

Rel mar 9 Filial piety - look after other peoples children - take care of the elders in your society - the earth looks after you, so you have to respect it and take care of it also - viewed filial ...

Religious Studies
RELIG103
allanwright
RELIG103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Indus Valley Civilisation, Indian Subcontinent, Indo

Hinduism: Arose from SE Asia Includes india Pakistan Bangladesh and sri lanka S asia is diverse and this diversity impacts on the social and religious features of S Asian Society Alexander t...

Religious Studies
RELIG103
allanwright
RELIG102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Mircea Eliade, Francis Collins, Ludwig Wittgenstein

Definition: - no one definitive definition - personal - new academic study The problem with discussing religion: - not every religion has a personal god- Buddhism, Hinduism - run into some pr...

Religious Studies
RELIG102
allanwright
RELIG103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Guru Arjan, Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Granth Sahib

Relig feb 25 Guru arjan dev Golden temple First adi granth Successor reversed his policies and saw arjan as impediment and has him put to death He was tortured Guru gobind singh Last h...

Religious Studies
RELIG103
allanwright
RELIG103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Nanak

Relig feb 23 Sikhism: Arose 15 century NW India Based on teachings of guru Nanak The 9 gurus who followed him and their teachings embodied in the Guru Granth Sahib (Adi Granth), 11 guru Ter...

Religious Studies
RELIG103
allanwright
RELIG103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: 14Th Dalai Lama, Buddhism In Japan, Korean Buddhism

Rel feb 13 Buddhism in Korea: Introduced in the 4 century 2 prominent monks wonyo- Korean Buddhism has been generally characterized as harmonized Buddhism throughout its history most...

Religious Studies
RELIG103
allanwright

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