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15 terms

Ap human vocab 8

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secularism***
the idea that ethical and moral standards should be formulated an adhered to for life on earth, not to accommodate the prescriptions of deity and promise of a comfortable after life.
animism***
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
universalizing write
a belief system that espouses the idea that there is one true religion that is universal in scope.
ethnic religion (FRQ)
A religion that is particular to one, culturally distinct, group of people. Unlike universalizing religions, adherents of ethnic religions do not actively seek converts through evangelism or missionary work.
caste system***
the strict social segregation of people-specifically in India's Hindu society.
diaspora***
the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
pilgrimage***
A journey to a sacred place or shrine
scared site***
place or space people infuse with religious meaning
interfaith boundary write
The boundaries between the world's major faiths.
intrafaith boundary write
boundaries within a single major faith
genocide
the killing of an entire group or nation of people
sharia laws***
the system of Islamic law
hearth
the area where an idea or cultural trait originates
cultural barrier
prevailing cultural attitude rendering certain innovations, ideas or practices unacceptable or unadoptable in that particular culture
religious fundamentalism
religious movement whose objectives are to return to the foundations of the faith and to influence state policy