REL 134 Week 1 Knowledge Check -
The prophetic orientation in religion emphasizes
- feelings of oneness with the universe.
A mystical orientation in religion is characterized by
- an emphasis on mysterious happenings.
- the seeking of a union with something greater than oneself.
- the extensive use of holy water and statues.
- a belief in alien origins of life forms.
A sacramental orientation in religion is characterized by
- daily prayer.
- the use of silent meditation.
- the extensive use of bells and powders.
- a belief that certain rituals and ceremonies help one achieve salvation.
Pantheism is the belief
- that all reality is divine.
- in the ancient Greek religion that believed the god Pan
- was the source of cosmic order.
- in endless reincarnation.
- in a timeless realm of happiness at the top of the universe.
Among many reasons for the existence of religions, religions exist to help people
- deal with the certainty of death.
- find ways to express themselves in art.
- select careers that are socially redeeming.
- have valuable texts to study.
Which of the following has been of special value in the new appreciation for and understanding of indigenous religions?
- the study of newly discovered sacred texts
- the use of electricity and battery power
- the ready availability of cameras and recorders
- the worldwide spread of television
The teachings of indigenous religions are typically conveyed by all of the following except
- masks and dance.
- memorized chants.
In a holistic culture,
- written manuscripts have a special place.
- children play a prominent role in ritual.
- religions express truths through symbolism.
- virtually every object and act may have religious meaning.
In religious studies, the word myth means
- a story that is historically true.
- a story that is historically untrue.
- a story that is psychologically meaningful and may be either historically true or not.
- a story that is found in similar form in many religions
The early anthropologist who saw religion as rooted in a belief in spirits and the worship of them was
- E. B. Tylor.
- James Frazer.
- Sigmund Freud.
- Carl Jung.