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belief system in which multiple deities are revered as creators and arbiters of all that exists in the universe
A religion that appeals to all people and in some cases great effort is undertake in evangelism and missionary work.
a religion that is particular to one, culturally distinct, group of people.
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
An organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods
The belief in one god. *Ex. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are monotheistic
The belief in many gods. *Ex. Mesopotamia and Egypt
The third biggest branch of Christianity(10%) following Roman Catholicism(50%) and Protestant (25%). Is a collection of 14 self-governing churches in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
A belief system that espouses the idea that there is one true religion that is universal in scope. Adherents of ______________ __________ systems often believe that their religion represents universal truths, and in some cases great effort is undertaken in evangelism.
Name translates to 'Oceanic Teacher'. or 'universal priest' that the Mongol khans invented and bestowed on a Tibetan lama (priest) in the late 1500s to legitimate their power in Tibet. Subsequently, the title of the religious and political leader of Tibet.
belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and life
the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth It is the third of the world's major universalizing religions. It has 365 million adherents, especially in China and Southeast Asia
takes place in Melanesia, Cargo Cult's believe western goods have been traded to them by ancestral spirits
While Christianity diffused through a combination of the forms of diffusion it first diffused from its hearth through _____.
Roman Catholics are clustered in the U.S. southwest primarily because of migration of
Which of the following is not a universalizing religion?
A monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior.
A religion with a belief in one god. It originated with Abraham and the Hebrew people. Yahweh was responsible for the world and everything within it. They preserved their early history in the Old Testament.
the religion that believes in Karma. The leaders are called Brahmans. They believed in a main god called Branhman. This religion was formed around 1500 b.c!
D. Religious differences are the only cause of violence.
D. Christianity did not spread to as many people as Islam did; Christianity is the world's second-largest religion.
A. Judaism is considered an important religion today due to the large percentage of people on Earth who follow its beliefs.