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Religious Knowledge Systems

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Ashdeep Seth

on 10 June 2014

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Transcript of Religious Knowledge Systems

RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
KNOWLEDGE QUESTION
To what extent can religious knowledge systems solely be used to justify ethical judgement?
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Primary Religion's Perspective
Perspective of other religious groups
Secular Perspective
CONCLUSION
REAL LIFE SITUATION
SHARED AND PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE
RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE FRAMEWORK
KNOWLEDGE CLAIMS
A 15-year-old Muslim girl was brutally murdered by cutting her into pieces the police reported

Her body parts were buried at locations reportedly by her relatives in Panchkula district of Haryana.

Dating is considered unacceptable by Islamic belief says her uncle

Her uncle claimed her actions were against Islamic belief & her upbringing
SECOND RLS
FURTHER KNOWLEDGE QUESTION
To what magnitude is it acceptable to force religious beliefs on an individual or population?
KNOWLEDGE CLAIMS
Police has also arrested seven family members in connection with the case, including her uncle Saleem, who is suspected to be the main accused behind killing of the girl.

During police interrogation, Saleem has reportedly confessed to have killed the girl. Police has booked him under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
KNOWLEDGE CLAIMS
The girl, identified as Tahira, was reportedly killed a month ago for having an affair with a boy, say news reports

After knowing about her alleged affair, her parents, Shaukeen and Wahida, sent Tahira to her paternal uncle Saleem's house in Khangesra, two months ago, in an attempt to keep her away from her lover her parents stated

The Chandimandir police claims to have recovered the half-burnt body of the girl and her clothes near Tangri river.
Honor Killing
WAYS OF KNOWING
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
Scope and Applications

Language and Terminology

Methodology

Historical development

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Religion
History
Ethics
Natural Sciences
WAYS OF KNOWING
Language
Reason
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