Chapter 1-World Faiths

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Economic System

the network of services by which a group of people obtain food, water, shelter, and other material necessities

Political System

the network of governement to ensure the provision of necessities in an orderly and equitable manner.

Human Society

the organization of people into political and social groups to provide the necessities of life.

Culture

a people's expression of who they are and what they believe about themselves and the world in which they live, the sum of their art, literature, music, dance, folklore, and religion.

Secular

nonreligious; wordly or temporal.

mystery

the unknown and unknowable dimension of reality that lies behind and beyond ordinary human experience.

Religion

the response a person gives to the mystery of life that is organized, ritualized, and agreed upon by a group of people.

Ritual

the ordered words and actions of a religious ceremony

Areligious

without religion

Infantilism

the living of religion on the level of children

anthropomorphism

describing of gods or goddeses in human forms and possesing human characteristics

henotheism

the worship of one deity out of several as the special god of one's family, tribe, or clan

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