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Human transformation in response to perceived ultimacy.
Religion
The study of religious faith, theory, and practice from the perspective of a believer.
Theology
A technique that looks at how religion is practiced as well as how it relates to human experience without judgement.
Descriptive
Study of the development of a religion over time.
Historical
Explores how religion impacts human relationships.
Functional
To understand a religious tradition frm the perspective of a believer. Does not pass judgement on the merit of a religion.
Phenomenological
Religious membership of everyone in a society and are born into it.
Ecclesia
Large, organized religion not officially linked to the nation-state but accepted by society.
Denomination or Church
Smaller religious orgnaization antagonistic to mainstream society that breaks away from another denomination.
Sect
Smaller, selective, exclusive group outside the existing religious traditions in a society.
Cult
The manipulation of other beings through spells, incantation, or other means.
Magic
Closeknit relationship between on group of humans and a species of plant, animal, or a force in nature.
Totemism
A person, object, or idea that must be avoided due to its potentially polluted status and extreme power.
Taboo
A person imbued with the power to communicate with the spirit world and is able to cure the ill, counteract spells, and interpret dreams.
Medicine Man
Holy person who has been possessed or taken over by a spiritual power and becomes intermediary between the corporal and celestial worlds.
Shaman
Insight into the obscure and hidden.
Divination
Rituals demarcating changes in status within the group as well as changes in the person's physical characteristics.
Rites of Passage over the Lifespan
Eskimo peoples of North America and Greenland.
Inuit
Western Division of the larger tribe of Native Americans known as Dakota.
Lakota
Native Americans located in Northern Arzona.
Hopi
Native Americans located in Tennessee, Carolinas, Va, Georgia, and Alabama areas.
Cherokee
Tribe of people found in southwest Nigeria and parts of Togo. Creator diety Ifa. VOODOO
Yoruba
Tribe of people located in the are of Mali.
Dogon