RLGA02H3 Lecture Notes - Complete Review, Henotheism, Monogamy

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RLGA02 Lecture 2
January, 14th, 2013
Topic: The Ancient Context; Judaism: The Hebrew Bible and Sacred History
Agenda
- complete review of syllabus
- the “ten waves” > think, pair, share (5mins)
- ancient religions > the essentials
- judaism: sacred history, revelation, and narrative
>diversity
>Hebrew bible
>sacred history
*genesis: creation stories
*Abraham
*moses and the law
*kings, kingdoms and temple Judaism
*exile and captivity
*facilitated study group days: noon-1 and 2-3 in AC 219
quiz on Judaism and christianity, short essay questions focused of topics *3-4 main
themes to study for, study quide for quiz, upto first lecture of christianity
final exam: Judaism, Christianity and islam *become comparative in final exam
the “10 waves” and ancient religion (not on quiz or exam)
*waves=influx of information, waves hitting shore take sand and replace it
with sand from somewhere else, movement of objects. Fluidity>identity,
movement in ideas, peak and troughs represent popularity, represents
change, tide of danger, represents ideas
- fact, theory and interpretation
- the English word “religion”
- community
*below: chapter 2
- ritual
- myth
- death and afterlife (Abraham= get our rewards here, Christianity and
islam, actions and where they take us)
Judaism (definition and classification)
- Diversity (orthodox, liberal)
- Being jewish (by culture or by tradition)
- Monotheism (one singular being vs. polytheism)
>exists in comparison to polytheistic religions
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Topic: the ancient context; judaism: the hebrew bible and sacred history. Agenda complete review of syllabus the ten waves > think, pair, share (5mins) Ancient religions > the essentials judaism: sacred history, revelation, and narrative. *waves=influx of information, waves hitting shore take sand and replace it with sand from somewhere else, movement of objects. Fluidity>identity, movement in ideas, peak and troughs represent popularity, represents change, tide of danger, represents ideas. Death and afterlife (abraham= get our rewards here, christianity and fact, theory and interpretation the english word religion community islam, actions and where they take us) Being jewish (by culture or by tradition) >hebrew bible: god is demanding attention of key figures, god is asking a exclusive relationship (henotheism= belief in one god without denying the existence of others, idolatry=polytheism (already believed that its an idol) >known to jews as 5 books of moses : genisis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, deauteronomy. >collection of stories and examples to the right way.

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