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Fisher Religions

Global Studies Regents Review Religions & Philosophies

TermDefinition
Polytheistic Belief in more than one God
Monotheistic Belief in one God
Indus River Valley in India Location of origin of Hinduism
Reincarnation The rebirth of the soul into a different body
Karma Hindu belief that all good and bad deeds done in one lifetime will affect level during the next life
Moksha Goal of Hindus to achieve an end to reincarnation
Hinduism Polytheistic belief developed in India
Siddhartha Gautama Founder of Buddhism
Nirvana Goal of Hindus to end reincarnation
Four Noble Truths Teaching of Buddha that all of life is suffering caused by selfish desires
Eightfold Path Code of behavior followed by Buddhists to end suffering
Legalism Chinese philosophy that humans are evil and harsh punishments are needed to keep society orderly
Confucianism Major philosophy of China, teachings are intended to create an orderly society
The Five Relationships Confucius teachings that every person has a specific role and duties to follow to keep society orderly
Filial Piety Confucius teaching that children must honor and respect their parents
Analects Collection of Confucius' teachings
Daoism Chinese belief system based on living in harmony with nature and achieving a balance between yin and yang
Animism Nature based religion based on the belief that all things in nature have a spirit
Shinto Nature based religion practiced in Japan
Judaism Monotheistic, 10 Commandments provide code of behavior, teachers called rabbis, place of worship is a synagogue
Ten Commandments Code of behavior followed by Christians and Jews
Christianity Monotheistic, sacred texts are Bible and 10 Commandments, belief in Christ as the son of God
Islam Monotheistic, sacred text is Quran, Five Pillars provide code of behavior, followers called Muslims
Five Pillars Code of behavior followed by Muslims
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