Unit 3 concept list
Terms in this set (18)
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earth quakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
A religion that does not have a central authority but shares ideas and cooperate informally
A large and fundamental division within a religion
The class or distinct heredity order into which a Hindu is assigned according to religious law
A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe
A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations into a single legal and administrative body
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 it's adherents are concentrated.
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or religious branch, denomination or sect)
During the Middle Ages, a neighborhood in a city set up by law to be inhabited only by Jews; now used to denote a section of a city in which members of any minority group live because of social , legal, or economic pressure.
A religion in which a certain authority exercises a high degree of control.
An individual who helps to diffuse a universalizing religion.
The doctrine or belief of the existence of only one god.
A follower of a polytheistic religion in ancient times
A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes
Belief in or worship of more than one god.
A relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination.
Astronomical event that happens twice each year , when the tilt of earths axis is most inclined toward or away from the sun, causing the suns apparent position in the sky to reach a most northernmost or southernmost extreme, and resulting in the shortest and longest days of the year.
A religion that attempts to appeal to all people , not just those living in a particular location
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