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Religion
A system of beliefs, rituals, and ceremonies that focuses on sacred matters, promotes community among its followers, and provides for a personal spiritual experience for its members
sacred
those things that have upernatural significance and qualities
profane
those tings that are regarded as part of ordinary life
ritual
commonly routinzed behaviors that express and reinforce religious faith
church
a formal religious organization that is well established and well integrated into its society
ecclesia
a church that is a states official religion
denomination
a religion that aintains friendly relations with the government and with other religions but that does not claim to be the nations only legitimate faith
sect
a loosely organized nonbureaucratic religious organization with nonprofessional leadership that actively rejects the social environment in which it exists
cult
a religious organizationthat has little or nothing to do with conventional religious traditions and believes that society is degenerate and that the memers of the organization must withdraw togetherfrom normal life and live apart in group quarters or a commune
monotheism
belief in and worship of one god
polytheism
belief in and worship of more that one god
ethicalist
a belief system that emphasizes living a good life rather than worshipping a deity
secularization
the declining influence of religion in life combined with an increasing influence of science
Civil religion
quasi-religious beliefs that link people to society and country
Electronic church
church or ministry that broadcasts its religious services through the mass media, notaby television