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Humanities 1010 RODP

Humanities 1010 RODP Module 4

What is the covenant relationship? The relationship between God and his people that says "I will be your God; you will be my people."
What is the importance of the Bible regarding ethics? The 10 commandments are part of the ethical basis of western civilization and most of the same ideas enter into every civilization's ethical basis in some form or another (for example, the Golden Rule, the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddha, etc.)
What does the prophetic tradition consist of? The call to the people to the observance of the covenant and warnings of failure to adhere to the covenant.
What do we mean by Biblical models and types? The themes and persons of the stories from the Bible that have passed into Western tradition, for example, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon.
Who was Saul of Tarsus/Paul? First persecuted Christians and then after his own conversion, did much to convert others to Christianity.
What were some of the reasons for the rapid rise of Christianity? There was peace in the Roman Empire; their system of roads made travel easy and safe; there was a common language; there were no class distinctions within the religion; the central message of freedom from sin and charity was easily embraced.
What are some of the common symbols found in Christian art? The chi-rho for Christ; the communion meal; the virgin and child; the shepherd and sheep; the icthyus
What was the theme of Augustine's The City of God? In response to the sacking of Rome by the Visigoths, he showed how God's will would make everything right as the City of Man gave way to the City of God.
What was the theme of Augustine's The Confessions? It was a self-reflective work on the significance of life.
What was the theme of Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy? It is a dialogue between Lady Philosophy and the author about the basis for human freedom.
Who were Justinian and Theodora? Christian husband and wife who codified Roman law, reclaimed land for the Empire, rebuilt the Hagia Sophia, established the silk industry in the Middle East, and made educational reforms
What is the Hagia Sophia? Built on the site of Church of the Holy Wisdom, it was the cathedral of Constantinople, later became a mosque and is now a museum. Noted for its huge dome and mosaics.
What is the significance of the Church of San Vitale? Served as a basilica, it is an architectural monument in Ravenna, Italy, noted for its octagonal form and symbolic mosaics. It served as the inspiration for Charlemagne's church at Aachen.
What is Islam? The religion founded by Muhammad.
What is significant about Mecca? It is where Muhammad began his prophesying in 610 AD and considered the holiest meeting place in the Islamic religion.
What is Ramadan? Religious observance during the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It includes fasting, prayer, and sacrifice.
What is the Qur'an (Koran)? The written record of Muhammad's revelations and the central religious text of Islam. Literally means "recitation."
What is sufism? The mystical dimension of Islam.
What are the 5 Pillars of Islam? The 5 duties for Muslims: Profession of faith; prayer; almsgiving; fasting during Ramadan; pilgrimage to Mecca.
What is the significance of the year 622 AD? This is the beginning of the Muslim calendar. It markes the date of Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina (the Hegira).
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