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REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Kafir, American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions, Muhammad Abduh

Critic of Sufi excesses Theological innovation Pilgrimage to Sufi masters graves Baraka Beneficent force that flows through certain bodies, materials, substances, and places. ...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Dream Vision, Active Intellect, Ibn Taymiyyah

Prophets and Philosophers Similar stations, different modes of knowledge Prophets: express truths in allegorical representation, necessary for common people Philosophers: by intellectual advancement, att...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Imamate, Mihna, Shia Islam

Husayn ibn Ali (626-680) - Son of Ali and Fatima, grandson of muhammad - Refused to recognize Yazid Fatima vs Aisha - Fatima: continuation of Muhammads biological lineage - The imamate - Ai...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Kufa, Uthman, Muawiyah I

Uthman ibn Affan (r644-656) Elected by 6-member shura - included Ali Wealthy merchant Muhammads son-in-law (Ruqayyah and Umm Kulthum) Accused of nepotism and clan bias, privileged pre-islamic trib...

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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: The Holy Man, Al-Lat, Celestial Spheres

Islam at the Origins Muhammad in his World Byzantine Empire: Christianity Sasanian (Persian) Empire: Aksum (Ethiopia): Christianity Himyar (Yemen): Judaism or Rahmanism The Holy Man i n Syria, NW Arabia Wandering teachers ...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Edward Burnett Tylor, Antithesis, Comparative Religion

Muller and study of savage religion Religions without books? - To include them, we have to reproduce them in book form Recovering the origins of religion - A study of the religions of uncivilized rac...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Semitic People, Comparative Religion, Israelites

Black Hebrews/Israelites Late 19th early 20th centuries, growth in post migration cities Identification of biblical Israelites as Black; Africans and African descended = Gods Chosen People God, J...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Neoplatonism, Sephirot, Baal Shem Tov

Historical Origins Jewish mysticism esotericism Jewish magic in antiquity The Sefirot Emanation theory , resonant with neoplatonism cosmologies Ein sof as primal cause Sefiro...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture 3: REL 2300 - Lecture 3

Classical Jewish Thought In Mediterranean Antiquity Philo -20 BCE - 50 CE, Egypt Greek philosophy + Jewish scriptures Divine Transcendence - God as a wholly other - The problem ...

Religion
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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture 2: REL 2300 - Lecture 2

Jews under Roman Rule Destruction of Temple as a Theological Crisis Romans defeat God? God punished Israel? Continued Resistance Bar Kokhba revolt, 132135 CE Messianic leader Roman antiJewish persecution Mass slaughte...

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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Hellenization, Babylonian Captivity, Book Of Leviticus

The church plays a role in: Law Government Science Theology Religion Soteriology doctrine of salvation, how to get to heaven Religion Morality, Ethics Religion Family Religion Medicine When the church lost control of ...

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Michael Knight
REL 2300 Lecture 1: relexam1

Religion: to tie back derived from Latin religare Bruce Lincolns Four Domains of Religion: A discourse whose concerns transcend the human, temporal, and contingent, and that claims for itself a similarly transcendent statu...

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Viau
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Ninety-Five Theses, Cornucopia, Homeopathy
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PART 8: CHRISTIANITY I: WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY? A. JESUS THE FOUNDER 1. Virgin Birth 2. The Christ = anointed one 3. Son of God = part divine & human. Gnostics = all divine (353) did not believe ...

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Douglas Evans
REL 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Books Of Chronicles, Books Of Samuel, Food And Drink Prohibitions
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PART 7: JUDAISM I. WHAT IS JUDAISM? A. MONOTHEISM 1. Primitive Israelites as Henotheists: only one god for our tribe 2. Centralism of temple and priesthood led to monotheism: only one God for all (321) 3. Theology: God as ...

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