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My approach to studying religion recommends we should evaluate religion first, then make strong judgements and only afterwards work toward greater understanding of the religion
A shaman is a type of religious person among the New Atheism
The term animism is generally preferred today in the academic study of religion
"Secularization theory" explains how religion would recede in influence then ultimately rebound and become force in society.
Edward Taylor was the first to argue that luck was the root of all religion.
Quid pro quo is an accurate way of describing how the system of atheism works.
By the year 2070 Islam will replace Christianity as the largest religion.
Primal religion is profoundly concerned with the use of power.
Personal worship and personal relationship is a typical characteristic of primal religions.
The Imago Dei is a Christian doctrine that can potentially help explain how it is that we humans are so incredibly religious
Which is not a characteristic of the New Atheism
All of the above
Which is not one the common dimensions of religion
Credo ut intelligam relates to which idea.
Faith is necessary for true knowledge in all human domains
What form of global religion is the fastest growing in the past 100 years.
Which is not a typical characteristic of primal/ indigenous religions
The primary difference between henothesim and monotheism is which.
1 god versus many gods with one supreme god.
The atheistic critique from anthropology connects to which statement
'"Whatever man wishes to be like, he makes his god"
The academic study of religion is
Descriptive, putting aside questions of truth
One primary marker of modernity is which
De-sacralization of the world
Which individual is associated with secularization theory
Which term is not a part of the definition of secularization theory.
Increase in fundamentalism
What term was not a part of the characteristics of animism
All of the above
Which best describes deism.
God who does not intervene on the world
What is diffused monotheism
A belief in many gods though one supreme creator God
Which question represents Eschatological dimension in religion
Where am I going
Root of religion
De-Sacralizing the world
What is wrong and how can it be corrected
What are Taylor's 4 stages of religious evolution
The term describing the insider perspective on religion is what
Matthews definition of religion
A belief that a person of a social group makes to what she experiences as the highest power of the known universe that controls significant events in her life determines her destiny and sustains consciousness after her death
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