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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society
Course SummaryIt'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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- Need an efficient way to learn about major world religions
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Want an organized resource to help study for an exam.
- Feel overwhelmed trying to memorize large amounts of information.
- Struggle to identify the most important facts in your world religions class.
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- Review lessons as needed to strengthen your comprehension.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your knowledge with lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
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- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the History of Major World Religions final exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
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In this course, you'll cover these key topics:
- Definition of religion
- Difference between monotheism and polytheism
- Ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman cults, myths and epics
- The life of Christ and the history of the Christian faith
- Buddhist enlightenment
- The four goals of the Hindu life
- Exploits and divisions of the Islamic religion
- Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law
- Jewish holidays and rituals
- The ethics and rituals of Confucianism
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