World Religions Fall 2001 Quiz #1 makeup 10/09/01Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

What is the teleist (teleological) model for history? How does it apply to the study of religion? Show how a teleist would organize the major categories of religion and how s/he would explain that organization.

Historically, some 'world religions' can be shown to have developed out of, or been heavily influenced by others. Build a 'family tree' of religions, showing each of the major traditions in terms of which ones gave birth to which others, and indicate where major cross influences exist.

Outline the approach to the study of religion which the authors of our text claim to take in approaching the material. What pitfalls do they hope to avoid? What is their primary intended audience?