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					Religion
    Definition of Religion:

• Set of beliefs concerning the cause,
  nature, and purpose of the universe.




           Religious symbols, Left to right:
           Row 1. Christian, Jewish, Hindu
           Row 2. Islamic, Buddhist, Shinto
           Row 3. Sikh, Baha'i, Jain
                 Theism
•   Monotheism         •   One God
•   Polytheism         •   Many Gods
•   Theocracy          •   Rule by Religion
•   Modern Theocracy   •   Vatican City/Saudi
                           Arabia
Religions of the World
              Spiritual
• What does it mean to be spiritual?
• Do you have to belong to a religion
  to be spiritual? Why?
• Spiritual- concerned with matters of
  divinity
• The state of being divine; the nature
  or essence of God; deity
       3 Major Religions
• Judaism   2000 BCE

• Christianity began in the 1st century
  AD as a Jewish sect and spread
  throughout the Roman Empire.

• Islam began in Arabia with
  Muhammad's first recitations of the
  Qur'an in the 7th century.
     Modern Day Western
      Political Thought
• How has religion contributed to
  western political thought?
          Contributions
• Laws
• Morals
• Traditions
• Culture

				
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