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The Meaning of Being Religious Religion & Identity/Culture Religion & Society/Community Religion & Nature/Science Native Americans' Concepts Roman Catholicism: Old World and New World The Rise of Protestantism: Different Forms Judaism: Sephardim in Old, New Worlds West African Concepts Intermingling of Old, New World Forms of Expression Subtopics of the above: Sources of religious authority: Scriptures and other sources of religious values, dogma; role of clergy Religion: exclusive or inclusive. Who are members and who are not members of "the elect"? Providence: role of supernatural events, signs, miracles. What does nature tell us? Why does evil happen? Are there evil spirits? A Devil? Is there life after death? Resurrection or eternal life? Revivalism, esp. First Great Awakening and the Rise of Pietism Rationalism and Deism