Quiz 2 Western Religions 1. name the three major religious traditions that compopse the abrahamic family of relgions. ? christianity ? judaism ? islam 2. which of the western religious traditions has remained primarily an ethic religion with strong social boundaries separating its followers from other socioreligious groups? ? judaism 3. which religious tradition is presently the world's largest? ? christianity 4. what does the world "islam" mean? ? surrender or submission to God or God's faith ? peace 5. what are the three key concepts that summarize the ideas of the jewish faith and make it a living religion? ? god ? torah ? israel 6. name the three principal branches of world christianity ? catholicism ? orthodoxy ? protestants 7. name the two principal branches of islam ? sunnis ? shiites 8. what are the principal branches of modern judaism? (list at least three) ? reform ? reconstruction ? conservative ? orthodoxy 9. name the two central rituals practiced by most christians ? baptism ? communion 10.who is the founding prophet of islam? ? muhammed 11.what is the term for a jewish religious leader who is a teacher of the law? ? a rabbi 12.what is the name of the christian doctrine of god as father, son, and the holy spirit? ? the holy trinity 13.the ummah is the name of the community of followers in what religious tradition? ? islam 14.what is the collective name of the first five books of the hebrew bible? ? the torah 15.what is the name of the sacred scripture of islam? ? qur'an 16.what is the largest branch of christianity? ? catholicism 17.what is the name of the mystical branch of islam? ? sufis 18.lester kurtz identified five basic beliefs that are nearly universal amoun christians. name as many as you can. at least three tog et full credit ? god is love ? jesus is lord ? love god and your neighbor ? god intervenes with history ? the bible tells Gods will and nature 19.name the five pillars of islam ? shahada: profession of faith ? salat: praying 5 times a day towards mecca ? zakat: almsgiving-giving a percentage of your annual income to help the less fortunate ? sauum: fasting during ramadan. can eating during nightime ? hajj: pilgramage to mecca 20.what are some of the commonalities amoung all three western religious traditions? (breifluy name as many as you can) ? all of the religions believe in one god. among the 3 major religions, christianity, judaism, and islam, they all have some branches. another commonality is that they all have some sort of sacred texts. christianity, judaism, and islam also have some sort of violence within their religion
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