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Slides on Medieval Transition and Early Renaissance

Please view these slides while considering the transition from the late Medieval to the early Renaissance. The 14th Century The Early Renaissance

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World Religion 19th and 20th centuries cont.

These traditions revolve around new age or occultism and will conclude our semester in World Religions. 1875 – Theosophical Society 1879 – Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) 1952 – Scientology 1961 – Unitarian Universalism 1965 – International Society for … Continue reading

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World Religions 19th and 20th centuries

Here are pages that will guide your exploration of world religion from the 19th through the 20th centuries. 1830 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1863 – Seventh Day Adventist 1863 – Baha’i Faith 1870 – Jehovah’s … Continue reading

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Sikhism by National Geographic

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Sikh Resources

The following sites will be helpful in exploring Sikhism: Founder: Guru Nanak 1469-1539 Temples: Gurdwaras Membership: The Khalsa Ethics: Sikh Code of Conduct Ceremonies: Celebrations and Sikh Wedding Calendar: Key Dates listed in Calendar order

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Intro. to Sikhism by Oxford University

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Intro. to Sufism by OWN

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How Rumi’s Teachings Saved Karen

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Slides on High Middle Ages

Review these slides on the  High Middle Ages to clarify our discussion on Medieval literature and culture. You might also enjoy this short overview of How to Read Medieval Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Protestant Church Resources

The following sources will be useful in our discussion on Protestant churches during the first century of the Reformation (1500-1600). Lutheran Church: Luther’s 95 Theses of 1517 and The Augsburg Confession of 1530 Amish and Hutterites: Schleitheim Confession of 1527 Moravians: The … Continue reading

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Catholic Resources

The following websites provide useful information when examining the history, doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. Overview from Roman Imperial period: Early Christianity Overview from Charlemagne to the Late Medieval period:  Medieval Europe Church Councils: Major Councils of the Church from DailyCatholic.org … Continue reading

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Church History Videos

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Christian History Resources

We will contrast Catholicism and early Protestantism this upcoming week. Here is a list of websites worth considering if you are interested in the major contemporary Catholic or Protestant churches in America. http://www.usccb.org/ (U. S. Catholic) http://www.aboutcatholics.com/ (Catholicism) http://oca.org/ (Orthodox) http://www.antiochian.org/content/first-visit-orthodox-church-twelve-things-i-wish-id-known (Antiochan … Continue reading

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The Message – Full Movie

A high quality Blu-Ray version of the movie is available on http://www.peacebook.in Watch video!

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Animated Map of World Religion by Business Insider

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Slides on Middle Ages

Please review the following slides for discussions on the Byzantine Empire and Holy Roman Empire spanning 500 CE to 1000 CE. Byzantine Society and Religion Charlemagne and Medieval Culture

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Introduction to Islam by OWN

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Slides on Islam

Please review the slides on Islam to participate in the weekly class discussions.  

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Teachings of Jesus and Paul the Apostle

For the Sermon on the Mount: Matthew chapter 5 Matthew Chapter 6 Matthew Chapter 7 For Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Romans chapter 5 Romans Chapter 8  

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Sermon on the Mount from the Visual Bible – Gospel According to Matthew 5-7

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Introduction to Christianity by OWN

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Slides on Early Christianity

Please see the slides on Early Christianity to be ready for our discussion in class together.

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Zoroastrian Texts

The following links to Zoroastrian texts will help us in our class discussion: Muller, ed. Sacred Books of the East. vol IV. Oxford 1880 Skjaervo, Introduction to Zoroastrianism 2005 Harvard University Symbol of Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord)

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Zoroastrianism by Khan Academy

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Zoroastrianism by Story of God (National Geographic)

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Slides on Judaism

Review the slides on Judaism to aid in our class discussions on the Hebrew people.   Rembrandt van Rijn. Moses Smashes the Tables of the Law, 1659.

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Mendel Hurwitz Prepares to Become a Man by OWN

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Introduction to Judaism by OWN

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Confucius Birthday – the 2562nd Anniversary Ceremony

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Mendel Two Years Later

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The Chosen People from The Long Search by BBC

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Confucius from School of Life

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Lao Tzu and Taoism by the School of Life

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Taoism – A Question of Balance

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Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Series

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Slides on Rome

Enjoy the slides on The Roman Legacy for our conversations in class and to support our readings.

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Land of the Disappearing Buddha

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

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The Buddha – PBS Documentary

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Footprint of the Buddha

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Slides on Hellenism

Please see the slides on Hellenism for our in class discussions.

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Reshma Thakkar Reclaims Her Faith

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330 Million Gods from Long Search

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Huston Smith on Hinduism

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Intro. to Hinduism

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Slides on Classical Greece

Please consider the Classical Greek era in Classical Greece for our discussion together.

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Slides on Early Greece

HUM 4 students may benefit from the following slides Early Greece. Bull Leaping fresco from the Palace at Knossos, Crete

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Greek Mythology (full text)

Thanks to the open sourced brilliance of Internet Archive we have a rich compendium of articles about the Greek and Roman Mythology. We will use this together as we discuss Greek and Roman mythology.

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The Gods of the Egyptian or Studies in Egyptian Mythology

The amazing compendium by E. A. Wallis Budge Gods of the Egyptians or Studies in Egyptian Mythology contains a wealth of literary and visual content for us to explore Ancient Egyptian religion together.

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Slides on Ancient Egypt

Please review slides on Ancient Egypt for our discussion.  

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Songline of an Ancient Roadmap

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Epic of Gilgamesh (Cartoon Version)

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Helpful Links

Statistical Research Pew Research Center http://www.pewforum.org/ Holidays and Celebrations Interfaith Calendar http://www.interfaith-calendar.org/2017.htm Theology and Theoretical Religion Dr. Don Beck’s Theory of Spiral Dynamics http://www.spiraldynamics.net/ Dr. John Cobb’s Process Theology Center http://processandfaith.org/ Mircea Eliade http://www.mircea-eliade.com/from-primitives-to-zen/man.html James Fowler’s Stages of Faith Development … Continue reading

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Epic of Gilgamesh sung by Peter Pringle

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Timeline of World Religions

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The Human Family Tree

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Slides on Mesopotamia

Please click the link for slides on Ancient Mesopotamia for students in Humanities 4: Ancient to Medieval.

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Egypt’s Golden Empire Part 2

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Great Sphinx at Giza ca. 2450-2514 B.C.E.

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Tutankhamen and Queen ca.1360 B.C.E.

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Isis, Osiris and Horus

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Tomb of Nebamun

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Tutankhamun and Aja

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