Those who reject the early elected caliphs are the
One change brought about by the Second Vatican Council was services being held in local languages rather than Latin
When indigenous ways were threatened with repression, many of the traditions were practiced
Religions that worship the divine in many forms are known as polytheistic.
Shinto is an indigenous religion of Korea
The mystical tradition of Islam is known as
The belief that sacred reality is one underlying substance is known as
The Jewish sabbath begins Saturday night at sunset
The philosophical basis of Daoism is expounded in which of the following
Dao de jiing
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is best known for
A covenant is
a contract between God and God’s people
The term anatman means
no eternal soul
Creationism is a belief in the divine creation of all life forms
Shi’a Muslims recognize imams as prophets or guides
Agnosticism is an intense, personal experience of sacred reality
Vajrayana Buddhism is
a form of Buddhism which promises a speeded-up path to enlightenment
a system of doctrine proclaimed as absolutely true
Contemporary Buddhists do not think that Buddhism can provide answers for social problems
Indigenous people comprise at least 17% of the world’s population
The first four books of the New Testament are called
The first witnesses at Jesus’ empty tomb were women
There is substantial historical evidence concerning the life of Jesus in sources other than the gospels
The name for God in Islam is
Multinational companies have disrupted indigenous sacred ways by exploiting the local people’s natural resources.
The religious texts often considered to be the foundations of Hinuism are called the
Which of the following terms is the closest opposite to the term transcendent?
Home puja is a practice that is rarely used by modern Hindus
In which country would you likely not find Thereavada Buddhist practitioners?
Muhammad left clear instructions that Abu-Bakr was to be his successor.
Buddhist temples serve as
All of the above
Buddhism is often described as a non-theistic religion.
Some scholars have questioned whether Laozi ever existed
Who, after persecuting Christians, converted and became one of Christianity’s early proponents and writers?
Paul or Saul
Shinto priests and priestesses are traditionally not expected to meditate and it is common for them to be
The appearance of sacred reality in human form is called
Ancestor veneration is an important feature of ancient Chinese religions traditions.
The spirits sacred to indigenous religions may be worshipped only at specially constructed temples.
Judaism may have been influenced by outside views in the diaspora.
Jesus taught primarily through the use of
Tibetan Buddhism suffered persecution at the hands of communist China
What is the name for the portable tabernacle designed by God?
Ark of the Covenant
Some Japanese scholars likened li to the way of the kami.
Historians of Hinduism agree that “Aryans” invaded and influenced the Indus Valley.
Apocalyptic literature focuses on God’s victory over evil.
Which most closely translates the Japanese word kami?
The practice of wu wei involves careful observance of Confucian rituals of filial piety.
The many forms of Daoist practice are no longer undertaken
Today Shinto shrines can only be found in Japan
Faithful Muslims are required to perform the hajj annually.
The Buddha appointed his disciple Ananda to be his successor.
Sufis often came into conflict with orthodox leaders
State Shinto promoted the brief that the emperor was the offspring of Amaterasu
Under the Taliban in Afghanistan, women were granted new freedoms
The term shaman means
a mystical intermediary between the physical and nonphysical world
The Gaia Theory proposes
the earth is a complex, self-regulating organism
The earliest writings of Wahhabism use the Qur’an as justification for holy war.
Confucian thought was rejected in Japan
In many indigenous religions, if one must cut down a tree or kill an animal, one must first
explain one’s intentions and ask for forgiveness
The most popular form of yoga is Bhakti yoga
Like many noteworthy religious figures, the Buddha only lived into his early thirties.
Ultra-Orthadox Israeli leaders accept converts to Reform Judaism
What is the name for the Christian celebration of Jesus’ resurrection?
Indigenous sacred ways are not static but change with the times
Religious rituals may involve
All of the above
Christians refer to Tanakh as the
Mahatma Gandhi taught that it was wrong for Hindus to study other religions
Who was the first patriarch of Judaism
Evangelicals focus their Christianity on what experience
Being “born again”
Paul insisted that all male converts to Christianity must be circumcised
Which of the following was the given name for the individual now known commonly as Confucius?
Which of these terms is the closest opposite to the term Monotheistic
Reform Judaism adapted some practices from Christian church services
Buddhist teaching differs from Hindu teaching in that
it rejects the idea of an eternal soul
Zen Buddhism is said to preserve the Buddha’s teachings through mind-to-mind transmission rather than scriptures.
The Indian Supreme Court has refused to rule on what beliefs define Hinduism
The Confucian virtue ren basically means
Muslims believe that Jesus prophesied the coming of Muhammad
The American Muslim population is comprised entirely of immigrants
In the history of Christianity, the year 1054 is important because it was the year in which
the Western and Eastern churches excommunicated each other
Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion
A major theme of Daoism
harmony with nature
Which of the following Christian denominations is a spirit-oriented movement?
There have always been about as many Buddhist monks as there are nuns
The Supreme Being for most indigenous peoples is a god who is a
Confucius’ work was
known, but not considered very significant during his lifetime
Hindu philosophical systems include both dualistic and monistic viewpoints
The number of Americans who state that they are at least partly Native American is quickly decreasing.
Those who follow the elected caliphs are called
Which of the following was the central teaching of Jesus
According to Acts, this event involving the sound of a whirling wind, tongues of fire, and speaking in foreign languages and galvanized the Christian movement into action.
In indigenous religions, everything in nature is experienced as
Orthadox followers of a religion believe that practices must change with the times.
The deity who watches over family’s activities is known as
the Kitchen God
Pentateuch refers to the
five books of Moses
In Judaism, only men can become rabbis
Samkhya and Advaita are
two major Hindu philosophical systems