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final exam for world religions
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The first five books of Jewish Scripture, which they believe are by Moses, are called this
Jewish Day of Atonement- fasting and reflecting on one's sins. end of the 10 days of repentance
Sacrament by which God cleanses all sin, and one becomes a member of the church. sparkling water onto a person
A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson
the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset.
In Daoism, "not doing" in the sense of taking no action contrary to the natural flow. meditation
A collection of rabbinical teachings collected after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in AD 70. Jewish book.
A solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
the teaching or revelation of Christ.
begins on ash wednesday, a season of reflection and preparation before the celebration of easter, Marked by fasting.
Body of Islamic law that includes interpretation of the Quran and applies Islamic principles to everyday life
A Chinese philosophy in which people live a simple life in harmony with nature.
the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible
the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel
Savior sent by God
successor to Muhammad as political and religious leader of the Muslims
A Muslim place of worship
In Confucian thought, one of the virtues to be cultivated, a love and respect for one's parents and ancestors.
A literary form that relates past scriptural events to help explain and interpret present events.
the building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction.
Father, Son, Holy Spirit
a leader of prayer in a mosque
The holy book of Christians.
In Daoist belief, complementary factors that help to maintain the equilibrium of the world. One is associated with masculine, light, and active qualities while the other with feminine, dark, and passive qualities.
The night the Lord passed over the houses of the Israelites marked by the blood of the lamb, and spared the firstborn sons from death. It also is the feast that celebrates the deliverance of the Chosen People from bondage in Egypt and the Exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land.
Refers to receiving the Body and Blood of Christ. In general, your companionship and union with Jesus and other baptized Christians in the Church. This union has its origin and high point in the celebration of the Eucharist. In this sense the deepest vocation of the Church is Communion.
Head of the Roman Catholic Church
A holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
Family devotion, filial piety; a Confucian virtue
Jewish New Year
the right of each believer to radically rethink and interpret the ideas and values of Christianity, apart from any church authority
"Cube"; the square shrine at the center of the great mosque of Mecca
A tradition relating the words or deeds of the Prophet Muhammad; next to the Quran, the most important basis for Islamic law.
Reciprocity; a Confucian virtue
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