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RLGA02H3 Lecture Notes - Complete Review, Henotheism, Monogamy


Department
Religion
Course Code
RLGA02H3
Professor
David Perley

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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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