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Department
Religion
Course
RLGA02H3
Professor
David Perley
Semester
Winter

Description
RLGA02 – Lec 1 Religion is..  belief structure  “dogma” (rules)  authoritative set of beliefs  participant vs “scholar”  religion is about belief o is about search for meaning  religion is a man-made(human) phenomenon  a belief in god (but this is not generalizable) Classification of Definitions  why the various definitions?  Hans Penner defined religion as: practices and expressions based on belief in superhuman beings (super”beyond”; Buddha)  Counterexample? Core Questions for RLGA02  what is tradition?  how is diversity related to tradition? o “traditions” does not equal to “Judaism”, “Christianity”, “Islam” basically traditions are more specific than referring to
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