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(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
a set of rigid social categories in India that determined not only a person's occupation and economic potential, but also his or her position in society
a religion that developed out of Judaism which is based on the life and teachings of Jesus
a behavioral characteristic of a people, such as language, skill, or custom, passed from one generation to another
any supernatural being worshiped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force; a god or goddess
tendency to view one's own culture and group as superior to all other cultures and groups
the study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, countries, peoples, industries, and products.
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms
the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran, the basic principle of which is absolute submission to a unique and personal god, Allah.
a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth, Religious leader and founder of Christianity
the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
In Hindu and Buddhist belief, all the actions that affect a person's fate in the next life; one's deeds in life.
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
The second part of the Christian Bible, containing descriptions of the life and teachings of Jesus and of his early followers
the process of learning the rules of behavior of the culture within which an individual is born and will live
a generalized (sometimes accurate but often overgeneralized) belief about a group of people
a group that is part of the dominant culture but that differs from it in some important respects
philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
(Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written
lowest class of people in the caste system of Hinduism, do all the dirty work of society
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