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    1-Understanding Religion STUDY QUESTIONS (Pages 1-29) Group A 1. What are some of the questions religion seek to answer? List some of the human needs served by religion? 2. Discuss a theory on origins of religion by one of the thinkers in the reading (Tylor, Frazer, Freud, James, Otto or Jung) that makes sense to you at the present time. 3. List and describe the eight elements that are developed in varying degrees in most religions? 4. Define what is meant by sacred in religion and give some examples

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    Western World Religion

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    Western society, religion was the most influential. That’s not to say that religion was able to do that alone, but it seems that no matter what was happening during the course of the last several hundred years, religion played a part. Without the efforts of Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and many others who were willing to stick their necks out for religious freedom. Bucking the system and questioning the status quo was exactly the theme of every major development in the Western world. The following words

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    Tomoko Masuzawa’s literary work, The Invention of World Religions, provides a meticulous analysis of how the term “world religions” is categorized and used in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Masuzawa addresses how the categorization of world religions has changed throughout history and how different elements of each religion, such as texts, origin, and ability to expand have shaped the classification of that religion by scholars. By using the works of well-established scholars, she is able

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    Tenrikyo is a religion that emphasizes on how the joyous state of mind can greatly influence in what will be going through in our lives by satisfying god’s desires by making a good use of our body. In this paper, I am going to argue that Tenrikyo is one of the fastest growing religions in the world due to its rapid expansion that leads to an emerging new religion but does not interfere with other religions at the same time. Tenrikyo is based on a religion established by a Japanese lady named Nakayama

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    Many World Religions

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    Final Essay Dr. David Nikkel REL 1300 Alyxandra Goodwin 12/1/15 The Many World Religions Throughout the semester in this class we have learned to study religion from an academic outsider’s point of view. By doing this, we increased our likelihood of achieving neutrality, and were able to focus more on critical reason, without the emotional judgment fogging our scholar standpoint. As a result of studying religion from an academic angle, qualities were gained such as fairness, openness, sympathetic

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    The course Religion 220- Survey of World Religions introduced me to different beliefs, and practices of religions. Of the many religions examined, the three that resonate within my being are: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. I can relate to these religions as all three share several similarities and is in sync with many of my core beliefs. To begin, they all believe in God. These religions have a designated house of worship: for Christians- church or chapel, Islam- mosque, and Judaism- synagogue

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    Study World Religion

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    World religion includes a wide-ranging and rather an influential spectrum. Therefore, studying world religion allows a person to enrich his or her own experience through several aspects of its study. This week’s assignment includes ten reasons that studying world religion remains important. Of the ten articulated reasons, I chose intellectual questioning as my greatest motivation for the study, and appreciation for the arts as the least significant factor associated with the study of religion

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    Indigenous Religions of the World Throughout the world there are many various religions, some very common to you and I. However, there are many religions that are common in several isolated places all around the world in Japan, Australia, and the Americas. Many of these religions, called Indigenous Religions are based on nature, and the earth. The practice of these religions is considered sacred to the people that follow them. Many of these indigenous people are fully sacrificed to their religion. They

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    Class World Religion

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    the class world religions has benefited my understanding of many different religions. Not only did it enhance my knowledge on all religions, but gave me a deeper understanding on my own beliefs. My ideas on the different religions have expanded and given me a new perspective. World religions have opened my view up to different ideas and have shown me the similarities and differences between the difference religions. I found that I actually believe in different aspects of all the religions and not just

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    Religions of the World Religions of the world must be studied subjectively, or with the attitude of pluralism, the view that they are all equal. A number of methods are used to study religions. The most common is the historical comparative method in which a certain faith's history and traditions are deliberated. This method focuses on orthodoxy, meaning "correct thought." Another method is the phenomenological method. This method, unlike the historical comparative method, is centered on

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