Rel 1300 Essay

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REL 1300 MWF 11:15-12:05 Final Exam: Apr 25, 2016 | 10:00AM-12:00PM Study Guide 1. Which early theorist of religion said the following: “The criticism of religion disillusions man, so that he will think, act, and fashion his reality like a man who has discarded his illusions and regained his senses, so that he will move around himself as his own true sun”? 2. Which early theorist of religion proposed the concept of the numinous? 3. What does Emile Durkheim say that religion essentially is? 4. In Eliade’s model of the sacred and profane, what does it mean for something to be profane? 5. What does Martin Ruel say about the concept of belief in the study of religion? 6. Why does Catherine Bell suggest that…show more content…
What is the Enuma Elish? 22. Which empire destroys the Jerusalem temple in 587/586 BCE and exiles the society’s elite? 23. What is an apocalypse? 24. What did the edict of Antiochus IV in 167 BCE do? 25. What are the Deeds of the Divine Augustus? 26. What event prompted Saul to convert to Christianity and change his name to Paul? 27. Historically, who was the first caliph to succeed the prophet Muhammad? 28. According to which Islamic sect should the first caliph have been the cousin of Muhammad, Ali? 29. Which Muslim ruler oversaw the construction of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem? 30. After the Qur’an, what is the most important book in Islam? 31. What theoretical model did Maurice Halbwachs propose? 32. Which traditional Indian practice came under fire by British colonialists and was outlawed only to later be reinstated because practitioners said it was a religious practice? 33. Why does the Pramalai Kallar subcaste reimagine their origin story to say that the younger brother of three, proud and independent, leaves his native home and searches for a new land in which to set up his livelihood? 34. Which of the following is not one of the sights that the Buddha’s parents wanted to prevent him from seeing? 35. Which of the following is not one of the Four Noble Truths? 36. What does the N in the word Tanakh represent? 37. Who initiated the Maccabean revolt by refusing to renounce his beliefs and
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