Leader of the Roman Catholic Church , with the official title of Bishop of the Diocese of Rome.
A large organizational unit in the catholic church and is led by an Arch-Bishop.
A class system in hinduism consisting of the priest, warrior, merchant, and agricultural classes with the untouchables at the bottom.
A smaller division within a branch, for organizational purposes. Main beliefs are the same but details vary between denominations.
A religion that is not trying to convert new members to their religion. Usually has something very specific to do with the physical characteristics of the heart, or the ethnic group it originated with.
A smaller group within a denomination, or a small group that broke of from a branch or denomination.
A religion that tries to convert new members. Is not dependent on the place of origin to perform religious ceremonies (portable).
Started in the 19th century and was a movement by Jews who wanted to return to the promised land.
A very structured religion that has a set chain of command and people have to follow the orders of the person above them.
Someone from a universalizing religion that tries to convert other people to their religion.
A person who is polytheistic and usually belongs to an ethnic religion. Comes from the Latin word for countryside.
Belief system that is based a God, gods, spirit, or spirits that helps to give meaning to peoples' lives.
A religion in which followers believe in the Holy Trinity, the Old and New Testament, and that Jesus is God's son who came to Earth to redeem our sins.
A highly structured form of Christianity in which people believe that God conveys his grace through seven sacraments.
A form of Christianity in which followers believe in the seven sacraments like Catholics but do not support any Catholic documents made after about 800 B.C.
A form of Christianity consisting of many denominations that does not believe in the seven sacraments and believes that everyone is responsible for their own personal salvation.
A form of Buddhism that tries to help as many people as possible through less strict rules. Emphasizes Buddha's later life and helping others.
A monk who believes that the only way to be a good Buddhist is by giving up worldly goods/possessions and living a life of self-inspection. Emphasizes Buddha's early life and self-help.
A religion who's followers believe that it is up to the individual to reach Nirvana through the Four Paths.
A religion in which people believe that only God is perfect but humans are capable of continual improvement. Have a specific way of dress.
A religion in which people want to overcome the disunity of religions with one universal religion.
An ethnic religion in Japan that considers forces of nature and the Emperor of Japan to be divine.