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Number 1. A narration of events, either historical or legendary, but presented as being, ahistorical and eternally valid
Correct Answer: myth
Number 2. a story, usually fictional, in which the thrust of the story is to make a point
Correct Answer: parable
Number 3. An object or sound that points beyond itself to the sacred realm or to some aspect of ultimate reality
Correct Answer: symbol
Number 4. A symbol that establishes a relationship between two things even when there may not be a natural or obvious point of contact
Correct Answer: representational symbol
Number 5. Symbols that manifest or make present the sacred
Correct Answer: presentational symbol
Number 6. In the study of religious language, a word that designates an ordinary, known object or experience and is used to describe the sacred
Correct Answer: metaphor
Number 7. A story in which each element or person in the story corresponds to something that is not part of the story
Correct Answer: allegory
Number 8. A teaching that is a second order discourse
Correct Answer: doctrine
Number 9. Scripture and sacred stories of a religion.
Correct Answer: First order discourse
Number 10. commentaries, interpretations and sermons that seek to explain first order discourse
Correct Answer: second order discourse
Number 11. verbal formulas that allow the individual to experience the sacred
Correct Answer: mantras
Number 12. Hand gestures that are meant to convey a sacred reality
Correct Answer: mudras
Number 13. stylized representations of Jesus and the saints
Correct Answer: icons
Number 14. In Hinduism, the act of establishing visual contact with the deity.
Correct Answer: darshan
Number 15. The analysis of a text in order to understand it through exploring its historical and literary context, its grammatical structure, form, genre, etc.
Correct Answer: Exegesis
Number 16. The task of sharing and explaining the community's faith with outsiders.
Correct Answer: Apologetic Discussion
Number 17. a believer who reflects on faith in such a way as to clarify it and/or to argue that such faith is worthy of consideration by those outside his or her community.
Correct Answer: Theologian