World Religion 448N

Everything in the universe is divine

Pantheism is the view that:

All elements of nature are filled with spirits

Animism is the belief that:

Present in the immediate, natural world

The term immanent implies that the Divine is:

E. B. Tylor

The theory that religion is rooted in placating and worshipping spirits is attributed to:

Carl Jung

The theory that religion arises from an individual's need to arrive at personal fulfillment is attributed to:


True or False: Religious Studies, as a discipline, is focused on making definitive statements about the "Truth" of individual religious traditions.

Usable information to prove the superiority of a specific religion over other religious traditions

All of the following are examples of reasons we study the major religions of the world except:


All of the following are examples of Vedic deities except:


A word meaning both "magic" and "matter," and also carrying the connotation of "illusion" is:


The Hindu deity associated with destruction is:


All of the following are forms of the Divine Mother except:

Karma Yoga

The yoga that proposes that all useful work, if done unselfishly, can be a way to perfection is called:

Raja Yoga

Though it does not appear in the Bhagavad Gita, the fourth yoga promotes meditation and includes the physical practice of yoga with which we are most familiar in the West. This fourth Yoga is called:


Rama and Krishna are believed to be emanations of which deity?


The act of looking into the eyes of a guru in order to experience the divine energy that the teacher radiates is called:


Canaan is another name for

Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Judaism)

A coming-of-age ceremony that marks the time when a young person is considered a legal adult within the Jewish community is called:


Jewish mysticism and Jewish mystical literature is called:

Yom Kippur

The Jewish Day of Atonement is called


The belief that the world will soon come to an end is called


True or False: the four gospels all depict Jesus in the same way.


The belief that because God is all-powerful and all-knowing, a human being's ultimate reward or punishment is already decreed by God is called

Eucharist, Holy Orders, Baptism

Examples of sacraments