Week 1: Religion, What and Why?

Posted by ANDREW DWYER on 12/30/2019


  1. Why is an understanding of religion important?
  2. What are the 3 different approaches to defining religion?
  3. What are the 4 principles of religious literacy?



  1. Comparative World Religions Syllabus
  2. Weekly Rubrics
  3. Pew Research Center: US Religious Knowledge Quiz https://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/u-s-religious-knowledge-quiz/




  1. Bell Question(s):

Q1.  A follower of Islam is called a...

    1. Brahman
    2. Missionary
    3. Muslim
    4. Hindi

Q2.  The founder of Islam is...

  1. Siddhartha Gautama
  2. Abraham
  3. Jesus
  4. Muhammad


  1. Why Study Religion PowerPoint & Notes
  2. What is Religion PowerPoint & Notes




  1. Bell Questions

Q3. The belief in one god is called...

    1. Monotheism
    2. Polytheism
    3. Religion
    4. Atheism

Q4. The sacred text (holy book) of the Christians is the...

  1. Qu'ran (Koran)
  2. Bible
  3. The Vedas
  4. The Torah


  1. Read "A Little History of Religion" chapters 1-2  
  2. Explain the author’s three “Doors” theory of prophets.  Which one makes the most sense to you? Why?


  1. Study for Quiz
  2. S2W1 Quiz