Chapter 14 vocab

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religion

a unified system of beliefs and practices concerned with sacred things

sacred

things and ideas that are set apart and given a special meaning that goes beyond, or transcends, immediate existence

profane

non sacred aspects of life

legitimate

to justify or give official approval to

spirit of capitalism

the obligation to reinvest money in business rather than to spend it

protestant ethics

a set of values, norms, beliefs, and attitudes stressing hard work, thrift, and self-discipline

church

a life-encompassing religious organization to which all members of a society belong

denomination

one of several religious organizations that most members of a society accept as legitimate

sect

a religious organization that arises out of a desire to reform an existing religious organization

cult

a religious organization whose characteristics are not drawn from existing religious traditions within a society

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