WORLD RELIGIONS IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY: IMPORTANT TOPICS
LESSON 1: Introduction
What is religion?
What is the significance of religion?
1. Definition of Terms
1.1. What is ‘belief system’?
1.1.1. Define Monism (All is one)
1.1.2. Define Polytheism (Many Gods)
1.1.3. Define Monotheism (One God)
1.1.4. Define Atheism (No God)
1.1.5. Give an example of a belief system or a worldview
1.2. Define ‘Religion’
1.2.1. What is man’s higher dimension?
1.2.2. What are transcendent beliefs?
1.2.3. What is religious text or scriptures?
1.2.4. What is religious ritual?
1.2.5. What is religious sacred space (e.g., church, temple, mosque, synagogue)?
1.3. Spirituality (define)
Briefly discuss the following elements of spirituality:
1.3.1. holistic (fully integrated view to life),
1.3.2. quest for meaning (including the purpose of life),
1.3.3. quest for the sacred (beliefs about God),
1.3.4. suggests a self-reflective existence.
1.4. What is Philosophy of Religion? (Define and briefly discuss)
1.5. What is Theology? (Define and briefly discuss)
2. Delineating ‘religion’
2.1. Compare and contrast Religion vs. Spirituality (briefly discuss)
2.2. Compare and contrast Religion vs. Theology (briefly discuss)
2.3. Compare and contrast Religion vs. Philosophy of Religion (briefly discuss)