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Chapter 6 APHumanGeo

Chapter 6 vocabulary for APHG.

TermDefinition
Universalizing Religion A religion that attempts to appeal to all the people, not just those living in a particular location.
Solstice An astronomical event that happens twice each year.
Sect A relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination.
Polytheism Belief in or worship of more than one god.
Pilgrimage A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes.
Pagan A follower of a polytheistic religion.
Monotheism The doctrine of or belief in the existence of only one god.
Missionary An individual who helps to diffuse a universalizing religion.
Hierarchical Religion A religion in which a central authority exercises a high degree of control.
Ghetto During the Middle Ages, a neighborhood in a city set up by law to be inhabited only by Jews.
Fundamentalism Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect)
Ethnic Religion A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated.
Diocese A district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian church.
Denomination A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations into a single legal and administrative body.
Cosmogony A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
Caste The class or distinct heredity order into which a Hindu is assigned, according to religious law.
Branch A large and fundamental division within a religion.
Autonomous Religion A religion that does not have a central authority but shares ideas and cooperates informally.
Animism Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events like thunderstorms and earthquakes have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
Created by: rgriffo