Western monotheism

Track List

 

Ancient Egypt Part 1: Religion and Mythology

Key Concepts: Upper and Lower Egypt • Narmer • Mastaba • Pyramids • Pyramid Texts • Benben Stone • Egyptian Book of the Dead • 5 Souls: Ka, Ba, Ren, Ib, Sheut • Heliopolitan Creation Myth • 3 Story Universe • The Ennead: Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Osiris, Seth, Isis, and Nepthys • Horus • Magic • Oracles

Ancient Egypt Part 2: The Rise of Monotheism

Key Concepts: Maat • Egyptian Influences on the Hebrews • Circumcision • Divine Judgment •  Afterlife • Zoroastrianism • Heaven • Hell • Early Advances of the Hebrews • Cult Statues • Amun • Amun-Re • Akhenaten • Atenism • Monotheism • Tutankhamun

Torah

Key Concepts: Creation • Genesis 1:1-1:2 • Creatio ex Nihilo vs. Creatio ex Materia •  Dome/Firmament • Bara • Elohim • Yahweh • Written Torah • Oral Torah • Tefillin • Hebrew Bible Not Old Testament • The Ten Commandments in Cultural Context • Death of Moses • Joshua

Judaism

Key Concepts: Torah • Monotheism • Moses • Abraham • Ten Commandments • Mitzvot • Kosher • Kabbalah • Reform Judaism • Conservative Judaism • Orthodox Judaism • King David • King Solomon • The Temple • Jerusalem • Tabernacle • Ark of the Covenant • Messiah

Gnosticism

Key Concepts: Sethian/Classical Gnosticism • Gnosis • Sophia • Demiurge/Ialdabaoth • Magic • Archons • Asceticism • Libertine • Marcion • Gospel of Thomas • Docetism • Apocryphon of John

Christianity Part 1: Beliefs and Practices

Key Concepts: Creeds • Council of Nicea • Sacraments • Arianism • Orthodoxy • Jesus • Christology • Trinity • Creatio ex Nihilo • Eucharist • Protestants • Eastern Orthodoxy • Pope

Christianity Part 2: Jesus and The Gospels

Key Concepts: Views on Jesus • Gospel of Mark • Gospel of Matthew • Gospel of Luke • Gospel of John • Nativity • Synoptic Gospels • Two-Source Hypothesis • Q Gospel • Gospel of Thomas • Requirements for Canonicity • Golden Rule • Ethical Teachings      

Islam

Key ConceptsmohammadWaraqa ibn. NaufalKhadijaMeccaMedinaKaaba5 pillarsQur'an • HadithJihadShiaSunni SufismSharia Law