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World Religions T1

Survey of Religions flashcards

Religion To bind one self backā€¦ (to what?)
Secularization theory More technology/less religious ( no longer rings true)
Animistic theories Primitive people developed a sense of soul through experiences with death and dreams. Belief animas were found in people AND nature. (In-animate objects pregnant with divinity). - Origins of the soul.
Nature worship theory Religions developed through observation of forces inherent in nature. E.G. Seasons, tides, moon phases. Mythology occurred.
Theory of original monotheism Hunter gatherer cultures shared a common belief in the sky God, who existed among lesser Gods. A polytheistic understanding but created God elevated to the top.
Heno-theism Rising a particular God. Eternity, omniscience, morality, omnipotent.
The Magic theory Religion arose due to human inability to control nature through magic.
Types of Religion - BASIC Religion whose ideas are not preserved in written form. (Of prehistoric people) (Oral religions)
Types of Religion - INDIAN Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Seekism.
Types of Religion - CHINESE AND JAPANESE Taoism, Confucionism, Shinto.
Created by: exoskell


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