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  1. World Religions

  2. “There is no way that our children can fully understand world history, current events, philosophy, psychology, or art without knowing the basic teaching and beliefs of the world’s major religions.” • - Mary Pope Osborne

  3. QUESTION #1 AFTER READING THE QUOTE IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, WHAT ABOUT THE STUDY MAJOR RELIGIONS WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HISTORY AND CURRENT EVENTS?

  4. OBJECTIVES: • STUDY THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS, CENTRAL IDEAS, AND THE SPREAD OF MAJOR RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS • FIND COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG DIVERSE BELIEF SYSTEMS

  5. CHARACTERISTICS ALL RELIGIONS SEEM TO SHARE: • A BELIEF IN SOME KIND OF DEITY OR SUPREME BEING • A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS • RELIGIOUS RITUALS OR CEREMONIES • A SACRED TEXT OF STORIES OR A HOLY BOOK

  6. Major Religions and Belief Systems • Judaism • Buddhism • Hinduism • Confucianism • Christianity • Islam

  7. JUDIASM • FOUNDER: ABRAHAM • SACRED SYMBOL: STAR OF DAVID • SACRED TEXT: THE TORAH

  8. BUDDHISM • FOUNDER: SIDDHARTA GAUTAMA • SACRED OBJECTS: STATUE OF THE BUDDHA • SACRED TEXT: THE PALI CANON

  9. HINDUISM • FOUNDER: NO ONE FOUNDER • SACRED TEXTS: VEDAS & UPSANISHADS • SACRED CREATURE: THE COW

  10. CONFUCIANISM • FOUNDER: CONFUCIUS • SACRED TEXT: THE ANALECTS • SACRED SYMBOL: YIN AND YANG

  11. CHRISTIANITY • FOUNDER: JESUS • SACRED SYMBOL: CROSS • SACRED TEXT: THE BIBLE

  12. ISLAM • FOUNDER: MUHAMMED • SACRED TEXT: QUR’AN • SACRED SITE: MECCA