Chapter 1 (Understanding Religion)

  1. Literally, the word religion means
    connect again
  2. A common element often found in religions is
    feelings of wonder
  3. The prophetic orientation in religion emphasizes
    beliefs and moral codes
  4. Belief in many gods is called
    polytheism
  5. Belief in one god is called
    monotheism
  6. A mystical orientation in religion is characterized by
    seeking union with something greater than oneself
  7. A sacramental orientation in religion is characterized by
    a belief that certain rituals and ceremonies help one achieve salvation
  8. Anthropology typically studies religions as
    cultural creations with multiple aspects
  9. A universal religious symbol that is circular, or that blends a circle and a square, is called a
    mandala
  10. Pantheism is the belief
    that all reality is divine
  11. One religion that particularly values and makes use of silence is
    Zen Buddhism
  12. In religious studies, the word myth means
    A story that is psychologically meaningful and may be either historically true or not
  13. Literally, philosophy in Greek means
    love of wisdom
  14. Among many reasons, religion exist to help people
    deal with the certainty of death
  15. Literally, psychology means
    study of the soul
  16. Female imagery in religions may be seen in
    spirals and eggs
  17. The approach that especially makes use of reason to find answers to religious questions is
    philosophy
  18. That area of investigation that looks for and interprets religious evidence in ancient sites, buildings, and objects is
    archeology
  19. Literally, theology means
    study of the divine
  20. The term transcendent refers to
    that which is not confined to time and space
  21. The term immanent refers to
    the condition of reality confined to time and space
  22. The Phenomenology of Religion is
    a methodology for the academic study of religion
  23. The controlling objective of the Phenomenology of Religion is
    to understand a religion as the adherents of that religion understand their own tradition
  24. A symbol
    is something that stands for something else
  25. A ritual
    is an action repeated in regular and predictable ways which help create order
  26. In religious studies, the word myth means
    a story that is psychologically meaningful and may be either historically true or not
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Chapter 1 (Understanding Religion)
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