What is Religion?

Rel 160 Fall 1997 Quiz #2 makeup 10/24/96Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Friday, Oct. 31.

What is a miracle? Show how the various definitions of 'miracle' are dependent on the theological/philosophical model being used. Which one do you think makes the most sense and why? What approaches can we use to evaluate the truth/falsehood of miracle reports?

Which of the various models for the origins of religion locate those origins in the individual's personal encounter with sacred reality? Given that they have this feature in common, how do they differ?