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HOW IS RELIGION SEEN IN THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE? Hwan Seung Kim, Unit, Religion (Chapter 7) PowerPoint (20 slides +2 extra)
How is Religion Marked in the Cultural Landscape? Religion marks cultural landscapes through houses of worship, such as Churches, Mosques, and Temples. Also, it can mark our landscapes through services and goods it can provide, like pilgrimage and cemetery services. Interestingly, Religion can be both a spiritual and recreational mark on our Cultural Landscape.
Any Examples of This Religious Cultural Landscape You Speak of? A Church, Mosque, and Hindu Temple, make up a central part of the cultural landscape of each region, respectively.
What are Sacred Sites, Anyway? Sacred Sites are places, revered in a religion/s for the meaning it holds to the adherents of a faith/s. People make Pilgrimages for many and varied purposes, ranging from rejuvenation, healing, and fulfillment. Interestingly, Just as Sacred Sites may be built out of faith, it can also be built out of fear as well. Also, a Sacred Site do not have to accommodate just one religion.
Cool, But I Need An Example! Can You Show Me? Jerusalem is a Sacred Site to Jews, Christians, and Muslims for its places and meaning that hold religious meaning to all three religious faiths.
So, Jerusalem You Say… Is the City Really That Important? Jerusalem is considered SACRED to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Military conflicts, religious origins, spiritual meanings, and a ever-growing culture happens here every day. It is the one and only place where in accordance to Religious faith, Jesus was crucified and buried, Abraham almost sacrificed his son, and The Dome of the Rock is Located.
Wait, Three Religions? Can You Explain Judaism First? Jews consider Jerusalem sacred, for according to Religious faith, it is the city where Abraham almost sacrificed his son, Isaac. Two temples were constructed at Temple Mount, the place where Abraham almost sacrificed his son, but have been demolished by invaders. The Wailing Wall, the only part left of the Second Temple, represents Abraham’s struggle, and the hardships that Jews have faced.
Okay, Now Can You Divulge into Christianity? Christians revere Jerusalem as Sacred, for it is the city where according to religious faith, Jesus was crucified, rose from the dead, and was his birthplace. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is built on the place where Jesus is claimed to be buried.
One More to go! Now, Finally, Can You Clarify Islam? In the Seventh Century, Muslims took power over Jerusalem, and built the DOME OF THE ROCK here. Since then, the Muslims consider this place one of the holiest sites of the Islam Faith, for according to religious faith, it is the place where Muhammad ascended into Heaven.
So, What About Buddhism and Hinduism then? Both Buddhism, and Hinduism have spread from their religious origins, and have both created many religious places that affected the cultural landscapes. Interestingly, both Buddhists and Hindus tend to cremate their dead, construct many temples, and create wondrous architectural wonders.
Buddhism, Can You Explain Further? Buddhism’s architectural achievements are amazing. Buddhism have created giant statues of Buddha to towering Pagodas to practice their Faith. Pagodas in particular are located not just in India, but in China, Japan, and Korea as well, and its own look symbolizes the Buddhist Philosophy.
Let’s Not Forget Hinduism, What is it My Friend? The Hindu Landscape is dotted with many temples, with a belief that the creator of the temples will receive favor. Water has a sacred meaning to the Hindu people. The people frequently engage in ritual bathing. It is for this reason that many reasons are built near water sources
Is There Other Cultural Landscapes in Christianity? The landscapes of Christianity have evolved, with secularism, and new beliefs, from Europe to the United States. From Protestants to Catholics to Orthodoxians, Christianity has left its mark in the lands of Europe, and the United States.
What About Europe and Christianity? In Europe, the cathedral, church, or monasteries, was the center of life, and as a result, buildings clustered around it. Almost everything happened in the shadows of religious authority, from harvest festivals, and military victories. The Europeans have spread this culture and architecture to wherever they settled. In addition, Secularism has evolved the church as well. Now churches serve as both an spiritual and an recreational site, doubling as museums and travel locations.
The United States, How is Religion Affecting its Landscapes? The United States bears a Christian majority, and considerable diversity among its religious cultural landscapes. The New England Catholic, the South Baptist, Upper Midwest Lutherans, Southwest Spanish Catholic, and the broad midland region are consisting of multiple Christian faiths. Many of the ideas from each faith clash with one another, like the plain white churches of the South and Lutheran Upper Midwest coincide with the Protestant Churches’ practical spending.
Quick Question, Don’t Immigrants Make Churches? Many Churches, Like Those of Catholicism are built from Immigrants in the United States. Immigrants spend their money to construct churches, and by doing so, they add touches that are part of their home country. Most Immigrant made Churches are in the Magnet-Immigrant cities.
So, What About Islam and their Landscapes? Mosques make up the centerpiece of many Islamic cities, ornately built, made by everyone in their community, as a place for reverence, and each other. Also, every Muslim is required of their faith to make a pilgrimage or a Haji to Mecca, so in return, there are many travel agencies, government legislation, and apartments near the trail one takes.
What is So Important about Mosques? To Muslims, Mosques symbolizes the Vastness and Perfectness of Allah, and therefore their mosques are constantly improved upon and ornately built. However, it is sacrilegious to draw a portrayal of Allah or Muhammad. Therefore a Mosque is portrayed with intricate designs and geography.
I Need More Detail on That Haji, Explain more in detail! Islam faith decrees a pilgrimage to Mecca, or a “Haji”, one of the five pillars (main creeds) of Islam. However, it is not a go whenever you want thing. There are specific paths and times that one is allowed to go once every year. Therefore it happens en masse, requiring governmental control.
So In Conclusion Religion Affects Our Cultural Landscapes By? By affecting our housing styles, ways of beliefs, land control, tensions, building styles, locations, places, and almost every other geographic function that one can think of. (Except for space. Because that’s ridiculous.)
So, Religion is Much More Than Just its Faith, Right? Yes, yes it is.
What About Non-Religion Though? Just because a person does not believe in a system of faith does not mean that one is not religious. For not believing in something also requires belief, and faith as well. Churches of Atheism exist, and do affect our landscape. So in a way, non-religion is redundant, for everyone believes in a system of beliefs.
LET ME KNOW USELESS INFORMATION!!!! About 2 million to 4 million make the Haji Each Year. Christianity comprises of 33% of the World’s population, and 75% of the US/Canada Population Hinduism is said to be the oldest religion in accordance to historical analysis, originating 4000 years ago. About 12% of the World Do not believe in Religion.