UNT PHIL 2400 - Introduction (2 pages)

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The difficulties in defining religion are discussed and broken down into several different sub categories, effectively illustrating the rich diversity of the concept of religious studies.


Lecture number:
1
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of North Texas
Course:
Phil 2400 - Reli & Ameri Soc
Edition:
1

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PHIL 2400 1st edition Lecture 1 Unit Introduction Required readings Albanese pg 1 17 Outline of Current Lecture I Defining Religion a Ordinary Religion b Extraordinary Religion II Components of a religious system a Creeds b Codes c Cultuses d Community III Religion a Restorative Religion b Transformative Religion Current Lecture Defining Religion Common sense everyone knows what religion is Relationship that humans consider to have with God s Way of living Quality of experience Something to be ultimately concerned Concern for boundaries Ordinary religion The religion that is more synonymous with culture Extraordinary religion Helps people to transcend their everyday culture and concerns Components of a religious system Creeds Explanations about the meaning of human life Codes Rules that govern everyday behavior Cultuses Rituals to act out the understandings These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Community Groups of people either formally or informally bound together by shared creeds codes and cultuses Religion System of symbols creed code cultus by means of which people community locate themselves in a world with reference to both ordinary and extraordinary powers meaning and values Restorative religion Works to bring back a sense of order and safety of tranquility and peace when they seem eroded Transformative religion Seeks to change things



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