Ch 3: Major Belief Systems of the World: Tutoring Solution

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key concepts of religion.
  • Compare and contrast Protestantism and the theory of liberation theology.
  • Describe the differences between atheism, agnosticism and theism.
  • Examine the major monotheistic and nontheistic religions.
  • Discuss the religions that influenced China during the reign of the Zhou dynasty.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Major Belief Systems of the World: Tutoring Solution
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Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

1. Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

Like other social institutions, religion has various key concepts that must be understood to know how it affects society and other institutions. Learn the definitions of concepts heavily used in discussing religion and discover the different types of religious organizations.

Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

2. Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

Religion can be an important factor in social change. Learn about religion's impact on society by reviewing Protestantism and liberation theology. Explore the work of Max Weber in his classic book, ''The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.''

Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

3. Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

The field of sociology includes the study of religion. Learn about the different religious views held by individuals, including atheism, agnosticism, and theism. Understand the difference between monotheism and polytheism.

Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

4. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

Three of the world's major religions -- Islam, Judaism, and Christianity -- are based in monotheism. Learn about monotheism and understand how it is practiced in each of these religions. Review each religion's sacred text and learn about central tenets, such as Christianity's Holy Trinity and Islam's Five Pillars.

Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

5. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

Nontheism pertains to the lack of belief in the existence of God or gods. Explore examples and underlying principles of some nontheistic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

Taoism & Legalism in the Chinese Zhou Dynasty

6. Taoism & Legalism in the Chinese Zhou Dynasty

During the Zhou period in China, Confucianism developed and established two philosophical opponents: Taoism and Legalism. Review key features of Confucianism, and compare and contrast the tenets of Taoism and Legalism.

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