Religions of the Ancient World Of the seven religions/philosophies, most are polytheistic, with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as exceptions. These three religions are the three major monotheistic religions, meaning they all only believe in one God. Being a Hindu, you should be grateful, strong, patient, gentle, good, generous, and truthful, as said in the Ancient Indian Epic, Mahabharata in 400 B.C. Hinduism has a Caste System (Doc. 3), which greatly influences the Hindu people. The four major castes are: The Brahmins: priests, The Kshatriyas: warriors, rulers, senators, presidents, and majors, The Vaisyas: farmers, merchants, lawyers, and doctors, The Sudras: unskilled workers, and the Other sub-castes: “untouchables” (Doc. 7). Buddhism
Gerardo Montemarano Mr. Powers World Religions 1/13/15 Chapter 15 Review Questions Modernization began in the industrial revolution and is defined as the advancements of technology and worldwide communication (Brodd 279). The effects that modernization has on society today and religion are huge. Whether it be the access of endless information at our fingertips or the access of religious texts anywhere or anytime, modernization shapes the world we live in today (Brodd 280).
During a time period that was present around 400 years ago, many colonists sought religious and economic freedom and decided to break away from the British government to form an independent nation. This area they inhabited is now called, the United States. In this time of great change, the colonists had to completely formulate a new government. Since one of the major motives for breaking off of Britain was for freedom of religion, it ended up becoming a good base for the building up of a new government. Religion gave many advantages to the growth of government through unifying the people, establishing power, and constructing order.
Society has progressed a lot with gender roles since the early-mid 1900s. Being a pretty mixed-race woman, Janie Crawford was seen as all beauty, no brains, and she was thought to be incapable of many things by her first and second husbands, Logan Killicks and Joe Starks. While telling the story of a woman trying to find love, Zora Neale Hurston goes into depth about the gender roles in that society. Although much has changed in society since she wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, those gender roles are still prevalent in society today. Women have always been seen as being less knowledgeable than men.
Throughout history, human beings have struggled with the idea of equality. Whether in times of peace or times of war, the genders have almost never been equal in terms of political, economic or social pressures and activities. These injustices can be found everywhere— in conversations, classes, media, films, literature, and so forth. One example of this “hidden sexism” in literature can be found in the novel Lost Names by Richard E. Kim. Kim’s book, when first glanced at, seems normal.
The religion I choose to observe for my fieldwork project is Catholicism. In order to complete the fieldwork assignment required for this paper I attended St. Lawrence Church on 5225 N. Himes Avenue in Tampa, FL. One of the reasons I chose to observe Catholicism for my fieldwork project is because it is a prominent religion throughout the world. In addition to the US, Catholicism is widely supported within Europe and Latin American countries. Another reason I chose Catholicism is because I found it to be relatively different from my own religion, Hinduism.
Religion is one way for all people to have inspiration to live through the tough times. If people make it through those tough times, they all have significant ways of showing appreciation to the powers that made it possible. The bases of their worship to those powers are what either makes the powers curse or grant them the pleasures that they seek. Looking back to the pagan religions of the New Testament times, there were many differences in how the twenty-first century monotheistic religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are practiced.
I interviewed my mom, Catherine Farrar, for the religion interview assignment. My mom was raised Catholic, but stopped attending church in college and never looked back. She is a feminist, and the Catholic Church is simply not conducive to feminist beliefs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s piece, “The Introduction to The Women’s Bible” seemed to mirror my mom’s stance on the issue; the Bible was written by men, for men, with the goal of achieving power over others. Clearly, the Bible does not favor women, and this is true for many religious texts.
Week Outline Preliminary Thesis Statement: Religion is an essential constituent of any civilization with a unique spiritual pathway. Main Point: Religious spirituality establishes the framework for human social and cultural development. 1. Topic Sentence:
Religion in Western civilization has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in shaping and developing Western society. Regardless of the form of religion, such as polytheism or monotheism, people in ancient societies believed in a God or Gods. This belief in a higher power was an important part of human progression and expansion. Religion was the backbone of Western civilization and has always been a very important foundation of culture, schooling, philosophy, art, and social interaction. Before Judaism and Christianity, philosophers such as Aristotle ponder the thought of a higher power and in his book Metaphysics wrote about eternal motion was an unmoved mover.
Christianity is more of a spiritual religion rather than being just a religion, as many take it to be. It requires a strong relationship with God. This is because, it is only then God will be of assistance to them. God may open up their spiritual eyes and ears; they may then be able to see things as they are, in black and white. Knowing God in truth will bring new insight in subjects such as demonic possession, false teachings and the strength spoken words.
Adolescent population is a very vulnerable group for risk behavior and this time period can determine the lifestyle and health status of adulthood. Their health is strongly associated with behaviors learned within a socio-cultural context. Many studies revealed that behaviors linked to social learning can either increase or decrease the school-aged children’s risk for adverse health outcomes that may persist through adulthood.  An increased interest in the effects of religion on health is appeared in medical literature.