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RELIGION IV FINAL REVIEW

DR. KING

 

While the final exam is comprehensive, there is a focus on the second half of the year.  Be sure you know the terms and concepts from the units on Judaism and Islam.  There is an objective part made up of multiple-choice, true-false, and fill-ins, and an essay section where you have to answer two of four essays.

 

The Essay topics will be on 1) compare and contrast Christ-Consciousness and Buddha-Nature and how they challenge our traditional concept of a separate, individual self; the concept of karma and its positive and negative effects; the relationship between God-Torah-and Israel, as well as Israel-mitzvot (covenantal law) and the Messiah; as well as the difference between Greater and Lesser Jihad.

 

Key Terms (By Unit)

 

Nature of Religious Traditions

            Soteriology                   Polytheism

            Cosmology                   Monism

            Existentialism                theism

            Doctrines                      myth                

            Creeds                         religious experience

            Pantheism                     Henotheists

            Sacred Space               Scripture and Tradition

            Meaning of compassion

            Main divisions of Christianity: Catholicism, Orthodox, Protestant

Hinduism

            Maya

            Karma

            Caste and Caste-System

            Brahma

            Vishnu

            Kali

            Ganesha

 

Buddhism

            Siddhartha Gautama

            Four Noble Truths

            Eight-fold Path

            Dukka

            Three Marks of Existence

            Bodhisattva

            Mandala

            Three types of Buddhism:  

           

 

Taoism

            Religious Taoist

Philosophical Taoist

Sage

            Meaning of Tao

            Yin and Yang

Wu-wei

            Lao Tzu: where born

            Chunag Tzu

            Confucius (K’ung fu Tzu)

            Chi

           

 

Judaism

            Originally henotheists, became first monotheists

Sabbath runs from sunset Friday-sunset Saturday

Know the Five books of Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

            Patriarch

            Exodus

            Decalogue (Ten Commandments)

Each law of the Decalogue is known as a mitzvot

            Prophets? Vehicle in determining God’s justice

Israel’s kings: Saul, David, Solomon.  Who built the Temple?

Know the Prophetic books

            The three prophetic phases

The Babylonian Captivity and it’s meaning for Jews

Maccabean Revolt

Passover

Rosh Hoshanah

Hanukkah

Yom Kippur

Bar Mitzvah

Death and Mourning Rituals: Shiva, Kadesh

Adonai (Lord)

The ritualized meal for Passover

Know the three ancient branches of Judaism: Sadduces, Pharisees, Essenes

Know the 4 basic modern forms of Judaism: Kabbalah, Reform, Orthodox, Conservative

Jewish term for pre-meditated murder: ratsach

Mitzvot

Messiah

Sedar (Passover meal)

Kosher Food Laws and the two foods that need to be separated: meat and milk

Kabbalah

 

 

Islam

            A monotheistic religion

Muhammad’s birthplace: Mecca

Muslim holy text: the Koran: the most widely read book in the world

Muslim house of worship: mosque

Muhammad’s wife Khadji

Muhammad’s religious experience in cave

            The Muslim Holy Month: Ramadan

            The Night of Power: Al-Qadir

Meaning of the words Islam and Muslim

Know the Five pillars

Know where Muhammad set up the first Muslim community: Medina, Yathrib

Know Koran forbids primogeniture: it does not promote economic equality

The ultimate power women have when it comes to marriage: they inherit the husband’s wealth

Three instances that the Koran mentions polygamy as acceptable: war, when the wives are treated equally, when there are less than four

What did Allah reveal through Jesus? the Golden Rule, love your neighbor

The Shahadah? The Muslim Creed: There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet

Muslims are required to pray 5 times a day: sunrise, noon, or zenith of sun, mid-decline of sun, sunset, before bed

Know the difference between Greater and Lesser Jihad

 

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D. “The more I am able to affirm others, to say ‘yes” to them in myself, by discovering them in myself and myself in them, the more real I am. I am fully real if my own heart says yes to everyone” Thomas Merton