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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