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RS121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Extermination Camp, Einsatzgruppen, German Christians

MODULE #2 NOTES 2.1 The Shoah (Modernity + Cultural/Structural Bases of Holocaust) Intro begin study of evil in modern world w/ Holocaust for both cultural + academic reasons Hitler, Nazism + Holocaust are...

Religious Studies
RS121
Marybeth White
RS121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: American Civil Liberties Union, Jerry Falwell, Stanford Prison Experiment

MODULE 1 NOTES 1.1 What is Evil? (definitions) On September 11, 2001 19 men Islamist Terrorist Organization (Al Qaeda) hijacked four airplanes in the US 2 teams of hijackers flew into 110 storey towers of World Trade Cent...

Religious Studies
RS121
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Rinzai School, Yogachara, Gm Family Ii Engine

RS101 RELIGIONSOFTHEEAST Modules 112 Test 1 (Feb. 13): Modules 14 [20] Test 2 (Mar. 810): Modules 58 [20] Test 3 (Mar. 2931): Modules 912 [20] Test 4: (TBD): Modules 112 [40] Winter 2017 Marybeth White

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS 100 Lecture 7: RS 100 - Module 7-8

Module 7: Buddhist Transformations 1. Ashoka a. Most significant event after death of Buddha b. Was a world conqueror (272236 BCE) c. Conquered Indian subcontinent d. Buddhist King influenced by Buddhism i. according to Bu...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Peace Movement, Arhat, Zazen

Module 10: Chinese Religions II 1. Buddhist China a. At first glance they dont seem to be a match b. Buddhism: i. Metaphysical worldly aspect c. Chinese i. This worldlypractical d. Things that argued against the rooting of...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Para Brahman, Vaishnavism

Module 3: Hinduism Part 2 1. The Classical Period (400 BCE 400 CE) a. Production of New Texts i. Shruti What is heard sacred more authority 1. Vedas 2. Brahmanas 3. Aranyakans 4. Upanishads ii. Smitri What is remembered mo...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Diwali, Patanjali, Mount Kailash

Module 4 Worlds of Meaning 1. Ultimate Reality a. Brahman the sacred power that pervads and maintains all things b. 2 levels of knowing Brahman: i. Nirguna without attributes 1. Formless and impersonal 2. Not this, not thi...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Interfaith Dialogue, Anomie

Module 12: Conclusions and Reflections 1. Challenges to Religion a. Modernism i. Prior to this, religion was woven through all areas of public life 1. Science, politics, medicine ii. Modernism changed that 1. Still a place...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Dong Zhongshu, Analects, Conscientiousness

Module 9: Chinese Religions 1. Common Elements in Chinese Religions a. Rooted in concrete experience b. Practical in orientation c. Syncretic i. People tend to practice a variety of religions depending upon their need or i...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Aranyaka, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, Vaishya

Module 2: Hinduism Part 1 1. Hinduism umbrella term, covers wide variety of Indian practices a. Elite, devotional i. One of the MOST flexible religions 1. Has adapted to cultures 2. path for everyone = philosophical, devot...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Refuge (Buddhism), Thaumaturgy, Impermanence

Module 6: Buddhism (Indian Background) Time of Great Change 1. Technological a. Invention of iron plow revolutionized agriculture i. Intensification of agriculture possible (produce more with fewer people) b. Iron Weapons ...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Polytheism, Nondualism, Monism

Module 1 Why Study Religion? 1. Some say irrelevant, impractical, outdated not rationallogial 2. BIG PICTURE: a. The how of science doesnt answer the why of life i. Religion is a response to the fundamental questions of: 1...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Indus Valley Civilisation, Jnana Yoga, Murti

HINDUISM Sindhu river + Hind what the Arabs called them = Hindu Later Hindu started being used to distinguish themselves from other religious groups Started off as multiple groups that had some commonality ...

Religious Studies
RS100
Marybeth White
RS110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Surah, Shahada, Sunnah
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1 MODULE 9 ORIGINS OF ISLAM Terminology and Sources Judaism The way of Torah o Embraces all in life Christianity The way of the Cross o Symbolizes ...

Religious Studies
RS110
Peter Frick
RS110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Interfaith Dialogue, Mehmed The Conqueror, Shia Islam
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1 MODULE 12 MODERN PERIOD Medieval Islam 3 Empires c. 1600 geographically distinct Ottoman Empire o Founded by Osman Turkish Sunni Muslim; responsible for name...

Religious Studies
RS110
Peter Frick

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