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Religion IV ; world religion

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Theistic
the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation. Theistic religions hold a belief in God or in multiple gods.
monotheistic
belief in one God
polytheism
belief in many gods
pantheism
belief that the divine reality exists in everything
Non-theistic religions
do not hold a belief in a god who is essentially relevant for us, although they sometimes do hold a belief in various divine or semi-divine beings
Revelation
most religions teach that the supreme or ultimate realty is revealed to humans in some manner. This usually takes place in sacred stories or myths, or through various types of religious experience
Experiential
Religion commonly begins with the religious experiences of individuals.
Faith
generally belongs to the category religious experience, although it has doctrinal aspects.
Mythic
equated with falsehoods
Doctrinal
People who believe in a religion generally believe in something namely the creeds, doctrines, or teachings of their religion.
Ethical
includes many sets of teachings that respond to that question: for example, the Ten Commandments in the Christian tradition.
Ritual
a formal worship practice, often based on the reenactment of a myth or sacred story
Social
the involvement of communities within the worship experience. A sense of belonging to a group such as a tribe, parish or congregation where a person shares faith experiences.
Material
Architecture of cathedrals, temples, and other structures of worship and the art within them. Icons - crucifix, statues of Buddha, Holy Bible, Torah, Koran, etc.
Comparative Methodology
studying religions should bring about a greater understanding of other religions and to your own Catholic faith.
Empathy
the capacity for seeing things from another's perspective
cosmology
the study of the universe