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History of Major World Religions Study Guide

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It's easy to study the history of major world religions with this engaging study guide. Our lessons are short and interesting, while the multiple-choice quizzes help you test your knowledge so you can get the best score you can on an upcoming exam.
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7 chapters in History of Major World Religions Study Guide

Ch 1. Ancient Religious Practices {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49429].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14726].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14726].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Theories on the Origins of Religion: Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14727].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14727].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1017].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1017].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Primal Religions: Types & Practices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14728].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14728].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Mystery Cults and the Early Mother Goddess Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1008].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1008].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Religions of Sumer and Akkad: Definition & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14729].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14729].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Are the Myths of Babylon? - Definition & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Epic of Gilgamesh Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1223].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1223].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Greek Myth and Religion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1024].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1024].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Odyssey: Greek Epic Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1225].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1225].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Roman Myths and Religion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1040].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1040].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Gods of the Home: Primal Roman Religious Practices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14731].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14731].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - The Religions of Meso-America Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14732].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14732].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - The Meso-American Religious Rites of Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14733].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14733].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Aztec Gods & Goddesses: Names & Meanings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Mayan Gods & Goddesses: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Shinto Religion: Definition & Gods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[301889].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[301889].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - The Goddess Cybele in Mythology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369239].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369239].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15433].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15433].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Mohandas Gandhi and the British Invasion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15444].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15444].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Vedas: Hinduism's Sacred Texts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15434].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15434].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Vedic and Upanishadic Periods: Description, Influences & Texts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15435].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15435].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Hindu Deity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15436].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15436].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15442].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15442].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15441].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15441].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Hindu Goddess Kali: Story, Symbols & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369329].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369329].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Forms of the Goddess Kali: Classic, Mahakali, Daksinakali & Shamshan Kali Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369331].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369331].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival? - Meaning & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369375].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[369375].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Gospels: The Life of Christ Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19948].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19948].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1052].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1052].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Paul and the Early Church Fathers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19949].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19949].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1055].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1055].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Great Crusades: History and Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19952].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19952].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Ecumenical Movement of the 20th Century Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19953].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19953].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is Good Friday? - Meaning & Traditions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[187201].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[187201].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - History of the Popes: Names & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[238597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[238597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Saint Casimir: Biography, Miracles & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Mohammed and the Birth of Islam Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1063].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1063].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Qur'an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19278].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19278].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1065].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1065].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1131].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1131].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19280].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19280].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19282].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19282].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Hebrews and Their Beliefs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4993].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4993].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19945].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19945].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4907].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4907].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Jewish Denominations: Examples & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20877].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20877].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Jewish Holidays and Rituals: Examples & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19947].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19947].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Tribe of Judah: History & Descendants Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373189].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373189].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Tribe of Issachar: History, Symbol & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Tribe of Zebulun: History, Symbol & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373195].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373195].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Tribe of Naphtali: Symbol, History & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373197].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373197].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Tribe of Gad: Symbol, History & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373199].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373199].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Tribe of Asher: History, Symbol & Descendants Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373201].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373201].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Tribe of Benjamin: Characteristics, Symbol & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373205].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[373205].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18357].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18357].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Jen, Li, and the Five Relationships of Confucianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18358].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18358].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Te: The Ethics and Rituals of Confucianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18359].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18359].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Mencius Teachings and the Mandate of Heaven Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Tung Chung-shu: Confucianism in the Han Dynasty Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Confucianism of Japan and Korea Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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