Presentation on theme: "Nine Dimensions of Religion"— Presentation transcript:
1 Nine Dimensions of Religion LO ’s:-Explain the differences between indigenous and world religions--Identify nine dimensions of religion and link them to features of Catholicism
2 Starter Activity Without looking at your notes from yesterday: Come up with one-two sentences defining the word religion.List 5 of the major world religions.
3 Indigenous vs World religions Indigenous religion – originates within a culture and is identified with that culture. Examples: Aboriginal, Maori and people of Pacific regions, North AmericanWorld religion – when a religion spreads beyond its culture of origin, adapting to other cultures. Examples: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism are the main world religions
4 Nine Dimensions of Religion There are many ways to analyse a religion.Here are nine dimensions that will be extremely valuable to you for the Unit Standard Assessment at the conclusion of the Unit.
5 Sacred Texts The holy books of the religion. Note that some traditional religions had no sacred textsbecause they were an oral tradition. Howevertheir carvings and other works of art could beregarded as their form of “sacred texts”
6 The central beliefs of a religious group Sacred BeliefsThe central beliefs of a religious group
7 Sacred SymbolsThe objects, places and, sometimes people that are considered holy by the religions members.
8 Sacred RitualsThe Religious ceremonies, prayers and practices through which a religion’s members worship and celebrate.
9 (Moral Laws) – The moral laws of a religion Sacred Ethics(Moral Laws) – The moral laws of a religion
10 Religious Social Structure The social organisation of the Religion
11 The personal experience of the believer Religious ExperienceThe personal experience of the believer
12 The religious stories which explain meaning Sacred StoriesThe religious stories which explain meaningfor the religion
13 Religious HistoryHistory of religion and it’s development over time. Includes ways in which individuals, movements and events have shaped its identity.
14 Your TaskGet into groups of 2. Work out examples of each dimension for the Roman Catholic ChurchPick your partner wisely and be prepared to share your answers with the rest of the class!
15 Catechism of the Catholic Church Sacred TextsThe BibleCatechism of the Catholic Church
16 Sacred Beliefs That Jesus is truly the Son of God Heaven and Hell Being created in God’s Image