Discussion Questions, Unit I

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  • Discuss the role of Greek religion in helping to shape the civilization of Hellenic Greece. Use examples from two of the following: the arts, architecture, history, philosophy, literature, and music.
  • What were the primary differences between Judaism and Christianity? ( I will be blogging about this on Jan. 24)
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5 responses to “Discussion Questions, Unit I

  1. I just wanted to know if we are able to use the book or our notes?

  2. Sorry during the quizzes didn’t see it in the syllabus.

  3. I would like to know if I had to take the exam at the end of each chapter?, or do I just do exam number one ready to take my exam?

  4. dana42

    ****Greek religion helped shape the civilization of Hellenic Greece in many different ways. Many of the most famous architectural structures that were built during that period were sanctuaries dedicated to the Gods and Goddess that were worshiped by many citizens. One example is The Parthenon in Athens. This temple was dedicated to the goddess Athena who was considered the “virgin” patron of the people of Athens. Also Greek religion had a huge impact on theater. The book explains that theater originally arose in connection with the worship of the god Dionysus. Women during this time worshiped Dionysus and would sometimes tear apart beasts in their blind furry for him. So eventually to tame his worshipers a civic festival called Dionysia was arranged. Most theater productions were tragedies. Tragedy means “goat song” in Greek and it was called so due to the fact that in the tragedy there was a religious ceremony in which singers, danced, drank and payed homage to the god of wine (Dionysus) by sacrificing a goat. It seems like many things during the Hellenic Age revolved around some kind of religion or belief and inspired the creative people to due creative things. Religion played a major role in everyday life for most citizens, who in return sparked some of the greatest architectural designs, plays and books.
    ****Probably one of the most notable differences between Judaism and Christianity is that while both religions believe in the same God they view him in different ways. Judaism is very monotheistic and believes in the divinity in one God. Christianity believes that God is three aspects in one, The Father, The Son and the also The Holy Spirit. The Jewish think that the Christians way of thinking is blasphemous, and pretty much that they are condemned for following a false messiah. Jews also believe that all humans are born with free will and can make their own choices; Christians believe that all humans are born with “original sin” which is humanity’s state of sin consequential from the fall of man. Judaism does not have a “devil”, the Jewish Satan is still an angel under the control of God. Christians however, do label their Satan the “devil” and characterize him as a fallen angel. There are several more differences between these two religions, which is kind of ironic since Christianity pretty much derived and transformed form Judaism.

  5. ****Greek religion helped shape the civilization of Hellenic Greece in many different ways. Many of the most famous architectural structures that were built during that period were sanctuaries dedicated to the Gods and Goddess that were worshiped by many citizens. One example is The Parthenon in Athens. This temple was dedicated to the goddess Athena who was considered the “virgin” patron of the people of Athens. Also Greek religion had a huge impact on theater. The book explains that theater originally arose in connection with the worship of the god Dionysus. Women during this time worshiped Dionysus and would sometimes tear apart beasts in their blind furry for him. So eventually to tame his worshipers a civic festival called Dionysia was arranged. Most theater productions were tragedies. Tragedy means “goat song” in Greek and it was called so due to the fact that in the tragedy there was a religious ceremony in which singers, danced, drank and payed homage to the god of wine (Dionysus) by sacrificing a goat. It seems like many things during the Hellenic Age revolved around some kind of religion or belief and inspired the creative people to due creative things. Religion played a major role in everyday life for most citizens, who in return sparked some of the greatest architectural designs, plays and books.
    ****Probably one of the most notable differences between Judaism and Christianity is that while both religions believe in the same God they view him in different ways. Judaism is very monotheistic and believes in the divinity in one God. Christianity believes that God is three aspects in one, The Father, The Son and the also The Holy Spirit. The Jewish think that the Christians way of thinking is blasphemous, and pretty much that they are condemned for following a false messiah. Jews also believe that all humans are born with free will and can make their own choices; Christians believe that all humans are born with “original sin” which is humanity’s state of sin consequential from the fall of man. Judaism does not have a “devil”, the Jewish Satan is still an angel under the control of God. Christians however, do label their Satan the “devil” and characterize him as a fallen angel. There are several more differences between these two religions, which is kind of ironic since Christianity pretty much derived and transformed form Judaism.

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