Presentation on theme: "CHRISTIANITYJUDAISMISLAMHINDUISMBUDDHISM. How do geography and religion connect with one another? How does religion impact the development of cultures?"— Presentation transcript:
How do geography and religion connect with one another? How does religion impact the development of cultures? Journal 1/31 (3,4,5) & 2/3 (7,1)
Organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, practices, and worship Centers around one or more gods Monotheistic: ONE god Polytheistic: MANY (2 or more) gods Significant impact on world history Brought people together vs. tore people apart Dominant force in world What you wear, how you behave Religion Overview
Why are we studying religions now? What does Asia have to do with major religions? Don’t people all over the world practice different religions? Asia?
Asia is rich in diverse races, cultures, and languages. Many of the world's major religions came out of Asia including: Christianity (SW), Judaism (SW), Islam (SW), Hinduism (S), and Buddhism (S) Asia!
CHRISTIANITY – CHRISTIAN JUDAISM – JEWISH ISLAM – MUSLIM HINDUISM – HINDU BUDDHISM – BUDDHIST CONFUCIANISM – CONFUSCIST FIVE MAJOR RELIGIONS
“Human beings are spiritual animals. Indeed, there is a case for arguing that Homo sapiens is also Homo religiosus. Men and women started to worship gods as soon as they became recognizably human; they created religions at the same time they created works of art. These early faiths expressed the wonder and mystery that seem always to have been an essential component of the human experience of this beautiful yet terrifying world. Like art, religion has been an attempt to find meaning and value in life, despite the suffering that flesh is heir to.” Karen Armstrong, Author of A History of God Journal 2/3 (3) & 2/4 (4,5,7,1)
Do you think Armstrong believes that people are naturally religious or people have no need of religion? Why do you think Armstrong thinks people created religion? According to Armstrong, what is the main similarity between art and religion? Discussion Points