HIST 1111 Lecture 1: Notes for Test 2

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***know for every religion/ tradition: name, where it was founded, when it was founded, who founded it, core belief, and sacred text(s). Karl jaspers: german with strong influence on modern theology (and lots else), religions begin simultaneously and independently, shared values (golden rule, etc. ). In common: durable, no record of communication between groups, all moving away from polytheism, quest for source of order/ meaning, Timeline: hinduism; zoroastrianism; judaism; jainism; rational humanism (greece); buddhism; Harsher war (higher death tolls); people getting more interconnected/ Core belief: brahman (the reality that we, as humans, are seeking to re-unite with); moksha (liberation, takes many lifetimes), samsara (cycle of rebirth); Ka(cid:396)(cid:373)a (cid:894)depe(cid:374)ds o(cid:374) doi(cid:374)g (cid:396)ight a(cid:272)tio(cid:374)s i(cid:374) atte(cid:373)pt to (cid:862)le(cid:448)el up(cid:863)(cid:895); the caste s(cid:455)ste(cid:373) (cid:894)a(cid:374)d thei(cid:396) (cid:448)a(cid:396)(cid:455)i(cid:374)g (cid:396)espo(cid:374)si(cid:271)ilities a(cid:374)d sta(cid:374)da(cid:396)ds fo(cid:396) (cid:862)doi(cid:374)g (cid:396)ight(cid:863)(cid:895). Sacred text(s): the vedas (poems, hymns, prayers, rituals, gives power to. Brahmins, existed orally for a long time, but not written until 600 bce), and the.

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