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Department
Religion
Course Code
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Study Guide
Final

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RLG100Y1
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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World Religion Lecture 1
Different people have different practices around the world can be seen in clothing, hair,
food.
Religion is a much more than just temples, priests, praying. Religion dictates the way we
act, how we die, how we love and how we work. Religion works in overt and covert ways.
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understanding of the world.
What is religion? Comes from Latin word religio context of Christianity. The idea of joining
something. The notion of joining oneself to something greater. Idea presented by Christian
churches in 1900]
Christianity began in 1400, Catholic church sent off missionaries to other countries. Hope
of expanding Christianity as a religion. Antecedent of Christianity is Judaism, rivals of
Christianity. Historically religion was associated with Christianity.
Marco Polo travelled into Mongolia, China wrote engaging accounts of his travel a lot of
people engaged in his adventures. In 1400 age of exploration in Europe.
1400-1500 century various seeking adventure. May 1500 Portuguese travelling looking
from economic increase spice. Traders from Europe trading with India and China from help
from Arabic merchants.
1488 Button successfully from Portugal got to Asia. The discovery of other communities,
religion traditions. The age of adventure voyages brought back knowledge to Europe about
other religions in other countries. Europeans learning about other countries cultures.
Printing press invented in 1600 easier to spread information
1500 Europeans learn more about Asian cultures. Learn about Asian practices. Engage in
serious reflection of Asian practices. The missionaries go out and approach other cultures
and traditions. The end goal was to convert them to Christianity. The missionaries read and
learned Asian cultures. Missionaries converted these scriptures into their language and
sent them to Europe.
1600 renaissance begins in Europe. Coming out of dark ages. A period of great flourishing
arts and culture in European community. Rediscovery of Greek and roman arts, classical
treasures (Greek philosophy)
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late 1700-1800 enlightenment modern western history evolution of liberal idea, idea of
democray, rights ad lierty. Goerig of to doiat ideas  age of reaso eolig
conclusion based on logic, getting away from religious way of doing thing, science. New age
of thinking. Increasingly a critique of church begins splits into two Catholic and Protestant.
Criticism of church doctrines. Inspired by the scriptures of China and India.
Theories of religion emerged around this time.
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