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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Vajrayana, Mahayana
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Social Dimension: • Kessler: Challenges to groups/societies • Functional prerequisites • Institutions of Society: o Kinship: ▪ Reproduction and Recruitment: If society is only defined by the individual...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Transhuman, Apostolic Succession
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The Social/Institutional Dimension: • Two approaches: o Turner—types of “religious specialists” o Kessler: institutions of society • Religious Specialists: Turner o People who have a special responsibility withi...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Numinous, Qawwali, Sufi Music
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Numinous o Encounter of self with other. o Dualistic o Revelatory o Example: Muhammad Mystical o The loss of self o Total unity with consciousness of cosmos o Example: Buddhas enlightenment experience Ecstatic o Out of bod...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Nondualism, Rudolf Otto, Friedrich Schleiermacher
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find more resources at oneclass.com  Revelation vs Enlightenment o Both religious experiences/part of the experiential dimension. o What does it feel like to actually encounter the sacred?  Revelation: alw...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Impermanence
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find more resources at oneclass.com  SriLanka: the oldest continuously Buddhist area  Thailand  Theravada Buddhists  A▯a▯da: ▯as the Buddha’s frie▯d a▯d ofte▯ asked for ▯larifi▯atio▯.  Maitreya: is th...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Gennep
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Van Gennep and Turner 90-01. Theories of rites of passage: 3 phases. o Separation: people who are going through the transition. Might be a physical/special separation, a change in dress, ...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Jerky, Wakan Tanka, Mahayana
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 Mahayana Buddhism: o Great vehicle o Devoted to the religious journey o Social class of people searching for enlightenment o Renunciant-shaving their heads etc.  Theravada Buddhism: ...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Etiology, Ninian Smart, Collective Unconscious
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find more resources at oneclass.com Myths and Narratives:  Ninian Smart o The dimension of myth/narrative encompasses all the types described.  Defi▯i▯g ▯▯yth▯ o Substantive: The...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Medicinal Plants, Culture Hero
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 Death: The breath of wind leaves the body and they make sure that people won’t return as ghosts. There is an afterword/life, but it isn’t a main focus in the religion. It’s neutral.  The separation b...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Sacred Bundle
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Second part of the creation story:  The first man and woman create the world (the homeland of the Dineh people) by building their home (Hogan). o They are not really human, more holy and godlike. ...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Sacred Bundle, Three Turnings Of The Wheel Of Dharma, Mahayana
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Islam Scripture:  Quran: words directly from God.  Hadith: stories of Muhammad’s life. Buddhism Scripture:  None of them are considered immutable or the word or God.  In Buddhism nothing is perma...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Idolatry
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QUIZ: MONDAY. STUDY GUIDE IS ON BLACKBOARD. We haven’t talked about Satan but it is important to know.  One of the problems many Muslims face, especially in America, is that many Americans assume that a...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: 0 (Year), Hajj, Monotheism
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People: Muhammad Abu Talib- Muhammad’s uncle who raises him as a son. He never became a Muslim. Ali- Muhammad’s cousin (son of Abu Talib) Married to Muhammad’s daughter Fatima. Khadija- Muhammad’s wife. He regains status ...

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REL 020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: 0 (Year)
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Timeline of Muhammad: -Born in Mecca. His father is already dead. He is born into a higher tribe. -His mother dies (when he is 6) and he is no longer considered part of the tribe. -As child contemplated stars -Married & ...

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REL 020 Lecture 7: 09:14:2016 3 watches of the night, 4 noble truths and the eightfold path.
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Quiz info!: there is a folder in bb that has directions as well. Fill out the study guide as it will be collected. Only use the answers that can be used within the readings. The Three Watches of the Night: The three experi...

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