Religion PowerPoint Presentations - PPT
Presented by: . shelby. . renae. . hohler. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. By: Mark Twain. Introduction. Huckleberry Finn, a boy of a lower social class who is troubled by society, tries to understand religion. In the novel, not only are characters telling him that praying will answer his wishes but, he sometimes believes that hell is more appealing than heaven. .
Religion plays a significant role in the lives of . Americans. High for industrialized nations but somewhat less than poor nations. Gallup. Secularization. Sociologists have often argued that the role of religion is in long-term decline within advanced capitalist nations.
DO NOW: Read Introduction. Shinto is one of the two major religions in Japan. The other is Buddhism. Shinto began in the prehistoric period. Shinto stresses an appreciation for the beauties of nature. The earth, sky, sea, sun, moon, and the stars are worshipped as gods. The sun is worshipped as the goddess Amaterasu, ancestress of the Japanese emperors. The moon is the male god, while Mount Fuji is the mountain goddess. Shinto festivals are held throughout the year, especially at the change of seasons in spring and fall. Many centuries later, Buddhism was introduced to Japan. Buddhism and Shinto are quite different in their beliefs..
Elaine Graham. Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology. University of Chester. ‘Is the world we inhabit more, or . less, . religious than it used to be? Do we witness a . decline, redeployment or renaissance .
Interpretations. Coming from a conservative catholic background I despise it; therefore, my interpretation of religion is different, yet the use of religion in sci-fi still appeals to me. Why? Everyone has different interpretations of any given religious symbol..
Piety & Practice. Inevitability: a Problem. Traditional accounts of the Reformation. A.G. Dickens. Caricature of late-medieval Church :. Corrupt, only concerned with enrichment. Poor levels of piety, inept priesthood..
Ethnic Religions are religions that appeal to a specific group of people and are the smaller between Ethnic and Universalizing. Sometimes you must be of the ethnicity in order to be ah adherent.. The largest ethnic religion is Hinduism which claims 950 million adherents (14% of the world’s population)..
People ask questions. Why does the sun rise and set? . When will it rain?. Why isn’t it raining?. How can we make it rain? . Why is there a universe?. Why do people suffer?. “Happy is he who gets to know .
WHAT IS RELIGION?. SOME THEORIES ON THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF RELIGION AND THE EARLIEST FORMS OF RELIGION. MAJOR PERIODS OF RELIGIOUS CHANGE. DEFINING RELIGION. Substantive. Rites and practices related to a belief in spiritual beings..
The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. http://www.youthandreligion.org. Soul Searching (Christian Smith & Melinda Lundquist Denton, 2005) . Souls in Transition (Christian Smith & Patricia Snell, 2009).