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RLGA02H3 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Robert Neelly Bellah, Wilhelm Wundt, Mishnah


Department
Religion
Course Code
RLGA02H3
Professor
David Perley
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RLGA02 Quiz Study Guide
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Date/Time: Tuesday February 14, 2017 at approx. 4:10 p.m.-6 p.m.
Location: AA112
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PLACE MULTIPLE-CHOICE ANSWERS IN THE EXAM BOOKLET
For definitions and essay, write complete sentences, and detailed
NO POINT-FORM
Stick to course info
Christianity not on quiz
Definition from course material
- Explain the term
- Give example
- Explain and connect to other concepts
- Wh is it iportat? …. Ad tr to eplai
TOTAL MARKS: 25
MULTIPLE-CHOICE: 10 QUESTIONS (0.5 MARKS EACH) = 5 MARKS
The multiple-choice questions will be based on any readings/slides/course content.
Samples:
1. The Second Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the:
a. Greeks
b. Assyrians
c. Babylonians
d. Romans
2. After the Persians conquered the Babylonians:
a. The majority of Jews remained in Babylonia
b. The majority of Jews returned to Jerusalem
c. All Jes retured to the Proised Lad
d. The majority of Jews fled to Egypt
3. The losest syoy for Petateuh would e:
a. Torah
b. Tanakh
c. Mishnah
d. Mitzvah
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DEFINITIONS: IDENTIFY AND EXPLAIN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CHOSEN TERMS
5 (X 2 marks each = 10 marks) from a choice of 8 - the 8 will be chosen from the following list:
Functional definitions
o Identify religion not in terms what religion is, but in terms of what religion does.
o Instead of focusing on some characteristic which all religions are purported to
possess, functionalist definitions call anything religion that performs the function
which the definer attributes to religion.
o Defining religion in terms of the super-empirical can also lead to the inclusion
under the rubric of religion phenomena that are not commonly regarded as
religious.
o Might also exclude phenomena many people would take to be religion.
o Emile Durkheim identified the core function of religion as performing the social
task of separating the sacred from the profane.
o A more cognitive approach, asserting that the essential element in religion is the
pro- isio of a eopassig sste of eaig or the ailit to relate
man to the ultimate conditions of his existee.
o Examples:
Wilhelm Wundt (1886): All ideas and feelings are religious that refer to
an ideal existence.
Robert Bellah (1964): Religion [is] a set of symbolic forms and acts which
relate man to the ultimate conditions of his existence.
Ward Goodenough (1966): [Religion refers to] practices and beliefs
associated with the achievement of an ideal state of being.
Family resemblance definitions
o Beso “aler proposes a fail reselae approah.
o To qualify as a religion, a phenomenon must have several, but not necessarily all,
of the harateristis usuall assoiated ith the religious fail.
o Some examples of family resemblance approaches to defining religion, are:
William Alston (1967)
Belief in supernatural beings (gods).
A distinction between sacred and profane objects.
Ritual acts focused on sacred objects.
A moral code believed to be sanctioned by the gods.
Prayer and other forms of communication with gods.
A social group bound together by the above.
Martin Southwold (1979)
A etral oer ith godlike eigs ad es relatios to the.
A body of scripture, or similarly exalted oral traditions.
A mythology
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