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Concept 6: Religion

RELIGION POWER POINT I and Religion Power Point IILecture 6

 Review the power point lecture from class. Warning: this may not have the most up to date file. This is only a general overview it does not include all the diagrams, drawings, and discussions from class but it is a good place to start and a helpful review

What is the geography of religion?

Major Religions of the World
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Top Twenty Religions in the United States, 2001

Religion1990 Est.
Adult Pop.
2001 Est.
2004 Est.
Total Pop.
% of U.S. Pop.,
% Change
1990 - 2000
Christianity 151,225,000 159,030,000 224,437,959 76.5% +5%
Nonreligious/Secular 13,116,000 27,539,000 38,865,604 13.2% +110%
Judaism 3,137,000 2,831,000 3,995,371 1.3% -10%
Islam 527,000 1,104,000 1,558,068 0.5% +109%
Buddhism 401,000 1,082,000 1,527,019 0.5% +170%
Agnostic 1,186,000 991,000 1,398,592 0.5% -16%
Atheist   902,000 1,272,986 0.4%  
Hinduism 227,000 766,000 1,081,051 0.4% +237%

Religion and the United States: Fast Facts

Find out more about any of the religions we discussed in class:

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Islam Judaism Buddhism Animism Christianity Hinduism

What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims?

More on Buddhism?
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What about Confucianism?
Answers from Wikipedia




Traditional African Religions?


Frequently asked questions about Judaism

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Now, take a minute to review some of the major concepts we have covered:
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Religious Conflicts of the World
Check out these and more...
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Some interesting animations concerning the history of Israel and Palestine

Animation #1

Animation #2

Animation #3

Animation #4

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WARNING: This is a contentious issue and you should recognize that all information presented may be biased and everyone has their own specific agenda (our goal is to simply understand the issues)


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Course Practice Questions

Book Resources for Chapter 6

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