Religion Study Guide
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Religion Study Guide
Religion Study Guide Exam one
Religion study guide exam one
What are the 6 dimensions of religion?
--> dramatized myths;
--> values, rights or wrongs-- prophets, provasive-ness of the dimension;
--> beliefs over time get turned into a legal system
--> institutions; carry out the message
[methodist or baptist church;]
What does the Hebrew Bible Canon consist of?
does not mean the law; it means 'instruction'
completed ca.536 BCE
consists of 'the prophets'
subdivision --> former prophets and latter prophets;
: ca.200 BCE
Hebrew Biblical Canon was...
manuscripts --> Dead Sea Scrolls (150 BCE)
..some may be biblical texts;
: OT and Apocryphal books
scriptures of the early church
Early Christian Canon consist of...
A difference in order (Gospels, Acts, Pauline epistles, Catholic epistles & the Apocalypse)
Process of Canonization:
(Tense relations between Jews)
Stage 1 was...
Sources // oral && written sources
Stage 2 was...
Documents // language :
letters of Paul: 49-67 CE
: 60-90 CE
everyone accepted by the end of the 2nd century
Stage 3 was...
Canon // Marcion's canon
: surfaced in mid 2nd century
First to create (people didn't like it)
No trace of NT and Apocryphal
Who was Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria?
listed texts, which became our NT
What was the "vulgate canon?"
: 383 CE
: OT, NT, and select Apocryphal books
What does the "deuterocanon" consist of?
..the additional texts that were removed.
"in illo tempore"
..myths help us to connect with
"Cosmogony" is . . .
beliefs concerning the origin of the universe
"Cosmology" . . .
doesn't have to deal with origin, but rather how a culture believes it was constructed.
The enuma elish was...
the Babylonian Creation Myth
Marduk - hero (if wins, he was chief)
Ti'amut - evil
chaos kampf was present (battle)
What is "chaos kampf"?
battle or struggle
What represents chaos in creation myths?
Genesis 1 and 2 consists of...
the Israelite Creation Myth
no chaos kampf
What were some differences between Gen.1&2 and Enuma Elish?
Marduk had help in creation || God was monotheistic
the creation of humankind was not of importance to the Gods in Enuma Elish (slaves)
e.g. (the blood of the traitor was used to create)
What happened in 586?
Babylon destroyed Judah
What is "theogony"?
Origin of the God;
In Gen.1&2, there was no political/national goal, however...
in Enuma Elish, authority was given to Babylon.
What are the functions Gen.1&2 serve to the reader?