S‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ection #1 (Short Definitions): Choose 10 terms from the following list and define them in at least two sentences. 4 pts for each correct definition. Four Types of Transcendence Death as Failure of Communication Death as Necessary for Human Reproduction Hindu Creation Myths/Hierarchical Structure Dharma in Hinduism, Buddhism Moksha Karma 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism Nirvana Abraham in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Rua’ch and Nefesh in Judaism Ka and Ba in Egyptian Religious Traditions Impact of Zoroastrianism on Judaism, Christianity and Islam Jewish Views on Death and Afterlife Human Mortality in Judaism She’ol in Judaism Apocalypse Messianism in Judaism Eschatology Immortality and Resurrection in Christianity Paul Basic Tenets of Islam (5 Pillars in Islam) Mystical Interpretations of Death in Islam (Sufism) The Bhagavad Gita ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ Section Two: Essay Questions: Choose 2 questions from the following list, and write a minimum of 4 pages double-spaced total (which means approx. 2 pages per each essay) 30 Possible points for each answer.. Must cite per MLA Standards, use at least the two course texts, and include a works cited page. Enumerate and describe the three aspects of death as mentioned by Kramer. What is the concept of “death before dying” in most religions of the world and how does that relate to human actions in this world? What is the principle of the teachings imparted by Krishna to the warrior Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita? Why and how should Arjuna follow the advice given to him by Krishna? What is the difference between the Hindu and the Buddhist concepts of death and rebirth? What significant differences emerge between the two religious traditions and why? What is the concept of the “Soul” in Judaism, Christianity and Islam? What is the fate of the soul after death in these religious traditions? Describe the similarities and differences between Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas of heaven and hell using specific examples from the texts. Provide examples and discuss the narrative description and importance of mythic, ancestral, cultural and experiential transcendence in the religions of the Abraha‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍mic tradition

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