AP Human Geography Religion Words
AP Human Geography Religion Words
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The space within which daily activity occurs.
the beleif that inanimate objects, such as hills, trees, rocks, rivers, and other elements of natural landscape, possess souls and can help or hinder human efforts on Earth
an administrative division of some larger or more complex religion
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
a set of rigid social categories that determined not only a person's occupation and economic potential, but also his or her position in society
a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
The system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
the ancient Christian church of Egypt
King Ezana's conversion laid the foundations of this place
A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
the philosophical system that emphasizes harmony with nature, philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel
the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
Eastern Orthodox Church
one of the three major branches of christianity, the eastern orthodox church, together with the roman catholic church, a second of the three major branches of christianity, arose out of the roman empire by empereor diocletian into four governemtal regions: two western regions centered in rome and two eastern regions centered in constantinople
1950s - led Black Muslims and the Nation of Islam; early teacher of Malcom X; fought by the white press to teach hatred of whites
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated.
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect).
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah
A religion in which a central authority exercises a high degree of control.
originating in and characteristic of a particular region
boundaries between the major religions
the religion of Muslims collectively which governs their civilization and way of life
a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
the National Representative of the Nation of Islam. He is an advocate for black interests, and a critic of American society. Farrakhan has frequently referred to Judaism as 'a gutter religion'.
spread ideas of black nationalism. disagreed w/ both the tactics and goals of the early civil rights movement. minister of the nation of isam. rejected his original name because it was his family's slave name
Tower attached to a Muslim mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a crier calls Muslims to prayer.
someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
belief in a single God
a believer or follower of Islam
adhering to what is commonly accepted
a person who does not acknowledge your God
a journey to a sacred place
belief in multiple Gods
the Protestant churches and denominations collectively
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
religious fundamentalism carried to the point of violence
Roman Catholic Church
the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
place or space people infuse with religious meaning
a subdivision of a larger religious group
worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
Shari' a laws
Arabic word meaning 'way' or 'path'. In Arabic, the collocation 'Šarīʿat Allāh' (God's Law) is traditionally used not only by Muslims, but also Christians and Jews
a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Religion located in Japan and related to Buddhism. Shintoism focuses particularly on nature and ancestor worship.
founder of Buddhism
A branch of Islam whose members acknowledge the first four caliphs as the rightful successors of Muhammad, one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
A religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location.
movement to create a Jewish nation in the middle east
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