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1 7.1.spi.3 How do you compare and contrast the tenets of the five major world religions? WORLD RELIGIONS VOCABULARY

2 A child sits near idols of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, on the eve of Diwali in Hyderabad, India.

3 BELIEFS religion: relationship w/ a higher power monotheism: belief in one god polytheism: belief in many gods atheists: people who do not believe in a god or gods

4 5 MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS Christianity Judaism Islam Hinduism Buddhism

5 DEITY: HIGHER POWER God Christian deity Yahweh Jewish deity Allah Islamic deity Brahman Hindu universal spirit translated as God goddesses female gods Buddha Buddhist deity

6 Buddhist monks and other devotees walk back to their camps through a field after attending a teaching session of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the Kalachakra.

7 FIGURES Jesus Christ: believed by Christians to be the son of God (Messiah), sent to save the Jewish people Rabbi: Jewish teacher of the Torah Hebrews: Jews that began praying to one God in 2000 BC that speak Yiddish (Hebrew/Jewish language) Abraham: Hebrew leader that made a covenant (holy agreement) w/ God Moses: Jewish man believed to have been given the 10 Commandments (instructions for holy living) directly from God Muhammad: prophet that is believed by Muslims (people of Islamic faith) to have received messages from Allah guru: religious teacher that leads Hindu worship Dalai Lama: spiritual leader of Tibet associated with Hindu Siddhartha Gautama: Indian prince that witnessed ppl. Suffering in India, became known as Buddha monks: men responsible for preserving and teaching Buddhist teachings/guiding lay followers

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9 An elderly couple read from the Quran together near Orlando, Florida.

10 HOLY BOOKS Bible: Christian holy book, especially the New Testament Gospels: first 4 books of the New Testament which tell the life and teachings of Jesus Christ Torah: Jewish holy book, first 5 books of the Old Testament in the Bible Koran/Quran: holy text of Islam, messages recorded by Muhammad from Allah The Vedas: Hindu holy book Dhamma: Buddhist collection of sayings/teachings from Buddha

11 Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba (center) inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

12 RELIGIOUS PLACES church: Christian place of worship, typically attended on Sunday synagogue: Jewish place of worship, also known as temple, typically attended on Saturday mosque: Islamic place of worship, often visited on Friday by men for prayer Mecca: holy city for followers of Islam temple: Hindu place of worship in addition to shrines to god/goddesses

13 CEREMONIES/OBSERVANCES Sabbath: Saturday, day of rest, day that Jews attend synagogue to worship Ramadan: fasting during daylight hours as observance of month that Muhammad received messages from Allah pilgrimage: religious journey

14 Orthodox Christians immerse themselves in the Jordan River at a baptism ceremony, during Holy Week, in Jericho, where Jesus is believed to have been baptized.

15 TEACHINGS baptism: Christian teaching of being immersed in water for forgiveness of sins crucifixion: death by being nailed to a cross; the way religious/political leaders killed Jesus resurrection: to raise from the dead; Christians believe that Jesus Christ was resurrected after being crucified on the cross Trinity: Christian belief in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit Kosher: food that is fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the Jewish dietary or ceremonial laws covenant: religious promise or agreement 10 Commandments: instructions for Hebrew people on how to live/worship Five Pillars of Islam: ways in which to worship and pray to Allah reincarnation: rebirth in which a soul moves to another body depending on how well a person lives his/her life karma: actions that affect future lives nirvana: an end to imperfection, state of perfect peace meditation: the practice of training your mind to focus only on the important things Four noble truths: Buddhist teachings about suffering

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