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Department
Religion
Course
RLGA01H3
Professor
Henry Shiu
Semester
Fall

Description
Religion Introduction Lecture 1: Intro Ten Waves of Religion: 1) Shamanism:  oracles, doctors in a primitive society  people who have supernatural powers to connect to the spiritual world  considered as medical doctors at the time  Found in different society 2) Connecting to the Cosmos  Eastern traditions,  Form unity w/underlying reality→ being connected to cosmos  Cosmic Person → perusha 3) Temple Religion  Institutionalized form of religion  Larger temples, more elaborate sacred rituals  Development of priestly class with unusual power, prestige and wealth. o Judaism, Chinese religion and Hinduism 4) Prophetic Religion  Inferior to the huge power of nature  →Sun god 5) The Energy God  The sun god  Concerns the n
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