12 terms

Period 2: Vocab Quiz #1


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In Hinduism and Buddhism, the process by which a soul is reborn continuously until it achieves perfect understanding
people who work to spread their religious beliefs; used in Christianity and Buddhism
a person who goes on a sacred journey to a sacred place; example: Muslims completing their hajj to Mecca; Christians visiting Chartres Cathedral to view sacred relics
sacred texts
The sacred stories and writings of different religions which explain the main beliefs and practices. Examples: Vedic texts in Hinduism, Bible in Christianity, Torah in Judaism, Koran in Islam
the quality associated with being God, a god, or a goddess; for example, Jesus is considered divine by Christians
the scattering of people who have a common background or beliefs (examples: the community of Jewish people in the Mediterranean and Middle East)
the belief that reality is unified (one supreme being) - example Hinduism
caste system
divided Indian society into groups based on a person's birth, wealth, or occupation; no social mobility
The belief that bodies of water, animals, trees, and other natural objects have spirits; example: beliefs of the Mongols and Shintoism in Japan
belief that some people can communicate with spirits
filial piety
the responsibility children have to respect, obey, and care for their parents; prominent in Confucianism
related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns; communities like these exist in both Christianity and Buddhism

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