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RELG 270 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Noahidism, Mesoamerican Creation Myths, Ecojustice Canada

Religious Studies
Course Code
RELG 270
Eliza Rosenberg
Study Guide

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Midterm Exam Guide: RELG 270
Date: Wednesday, February 25, in class
Format: Five short-answer questions. Each response should be about 1-2 substantive para-
Material: Reading, lecture content from the beginning of course through Buddhism, inclusive.
Concepts to Review
N.B. This is not a list of vocabulary to memorize. Focus on the ideas and issues involved with
these concepts. There is no penalty for not recalling individual names or exact terms.
Lynn White's “Historical Roots...”: main arguments
Gottlieb's typology of religious responses to eco-crisis
creation accounts
Noahide covenant
imago Dei
role of land in Jewish scriptures
Sabbath; sabbatical year
Nature and animals in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and in Jewish thought
Tu B'Shevat (birthday of the trees)
Nature and animals in the New Testament
doctrine of Christ's incarnation and nature
Christian attitudes toward nature and animals
Christianity in eastern Africa
colonialism, Christianity, and African traditional religion(s) (ATRs)
post-colonial Christianity
Wangari Maathai
Islam (submission)
shar!'a (sometimes translated “Islamic law”; lit. “oasis path”)
animals and nature in Islam's authoritative texts
him" (protected area)
khalifah (stewardship)
naming of animals
principles of Islamic eco-justice
dharma (dhamma) (Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist ideas)
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