the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth; strict adherence to basic principles of a religion
a monotheistic, ethnic religion first developed among the hebrew people of the ancient near east; its determining conditions include descent from israel, the torah and tradition
a monotheistic, universalizing religion based on the teachings of jesus and of the bible
monotheistic, universalizing religion that includes belief in Allah as the sole deity and in Mohammed as his prophet
teachings of Siddhartha Gautama that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right. Practiced in east asia
the spread of religious beliefs by personal contact; form of contagious diffusion
unique way in which each culture uses its particular physical environment; those aspects of culture that serve to provide the necessities of life
an area recognized by individuals or groups as worthy of special attention as a site of special religious experiences or events
a chinese value system and ethnic religion emphasizing ethics, and social morality, tradition and ancestor worship
religion that is identified with a particular ethnic or tribal group and that does not seek new converts
a doctrine that rejects religion; indifference to or rejection of organized religious affiliations and ideas
indigenous beliefs and religious practices of japan. has no founder, scripture or creed. polytheistic and animistic with beliefs in ancient gods.
based on the teachings of Lao-tzu in 500 BCE. blends spiritual harmony with confucianism's social duty
religion that attempts to be global, to appeal to all people, wherever they may live int he world, not just to those of one culture or location
form of government in which god or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God's or diety laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities.