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Monotheism
The belief in 1 god
sacred
any thing that is considered to be part of the supernatural world an that inspires awe,respect, and reverence.
Sect
A relativel small religious organization that typically has split off a denomination nbecasue of difference concerning beliefs.
Polytheism
the belief in multiple gods
Denomination
A wel-established religious organization in which a substantial # of the population are members
Shamanism
It is believed that spirits communicate with only one person in the group
Ecclesia
A type of religious organization in which most people in the society are members by virtue of thier birth
Profane
Anything that is considered to be part of the ordinary world and, thus, commonplace and familar
Totemism
A belief in kinship between human and animals of natural objects
Theism
The belif in a god or gods
Ritual
An established pattern of behavior through which a group of believers experiences the sacred
Secular
Non-religious
Ethicalism
Based on the idea that moral principles have a sacred quality
Animism
The belief that spirits actively influence human life
Religion
A system of role and norms that is organized around the sacred realm and that binds people together in social groups
Culture Traits
Simplest level of culture
Material Culture
Physical objects that people create and use
Nonmaterial Culture
Abstract human creations
Laws
Written rules of conduct that are enacted by the gov.
Norms
Shared rules of conduct that tell people how to act in specific situations
Language
An organization of writted or spoke symbols into a standardized system
Mores
Norms that have great moral significance attached to them
Folkways
Norms that describe socially acceptable behavior but do not have great moral significance attached to them
Values
Shared beliefs about what is good or bad, right or wrong, desirable or undesirable
Technology
Knowlede and tools people use for practical purposes
Society
A group of interdependedt people who have organized in such a way as to share common culture and feelings of unity
Culture
Consists of all the shared products of humand groups. These products include both physical objects and the belief, values, and behaviors shared by a group.