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Question 1: Aten, the disk of the sun in ancient Egyptian mythology, and originally an aspect of ________, was chosen as the sole deity for Akhenaten's new religion.
RaMutEgyptian pantheonThoth

Question 2: The Bahá'ís follow Bahá'u'lláh, a prophet whom they consider a successor to Muhammad, ________, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster and others.
New TestamentJesusGospelNew Testament view on Jesus' life

Question 3: Until relatively recently, ________ had a Jewish community which had adopted some Confucian practices.
Province (China)Religion in ChinaChinaTime in China

Question 4: On the other hand, some scholars hold that Judaism refined its concept of monotheism and adopted features such as its eschatology, angelology and demonology through contacts with ________.
GnosticismZoroastrianismIslamHinduism

Question 5: In Moses and Monotheism, Sigmund Freud made a case for Judaism arising out of the pre-existing monotheism that was briefly imposed upon Egypt during the rule of ________.
NefertitiTutankhamunAmenhotep IIIAkhenaten

Question 6: Thelema is a mixture of many different schools of belief and practice, including ________, Eastern Mysticism, Yoga, 19th century libertarian philosophies (e.g.
PolytheismHermeticismGodThe All

Question 7: The "Syncretistic Controversy" was the theological debate provoked by the efforts of Georg Calixt and his supporters to secure a basis on which the ________ could make overtures to the Roman Catholic and the Reformed Churches.
Sacramental unionProtestant ReformationApostles' CreedLutheranism

Question 8: In Protestant theology it prepared the way for the sentimental theology of ________ to become more popular than orthodoxy.
PietismLutheranism by regionHigh Church LutheranismLutheranism

Question 9: Another highly syncretic religion of the area, vodou, combines elements of Western African, native Caribbean, and ________ (especially Roman Catholic) beliefs.
Christian denominationChristianityEcumenismBaptist

Question 10: It derives from modern ________ syncretismus, drawing on Greek συγκρητισμός (synkretismos), meaning "Synchronization with Crete."
Old LatinLatinRoman EmpireVulgar Latin







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