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Rubenstein Chapter 6
|What is agnosticism?
|It is the belief that the existence of God cannot be proven empirically.
|What is animism?
|It is the belief that objects (such as stones) or natural events (such as earthquakes) have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
|What is atheism?
|It is the belief that God does not Exist.
|What is an autonomous religion?
|It is a religion that does not have a central authority but shares ideas and cooperates informally.
|What is a branch?
|It is a large and fundamental division within a religion.
|What is a caste?
|It is the class or distinct hereditary order into which a Hindu is assigned, according to religious law.
|What is a congregation?
|It is a local assembly of persons brought together for common religious worship.
|What is cosmogony?
|It is a set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
|What is a denomination?
|A denomination is a division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations into a single legal and administrative body.
|What is an ethnic religion?
|It is a religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution.
|What is fundamentalism?
|What is a ghetto?
|It is a section of a city where minority members live due to social, legal, or economic pressure.
|What is a hierarchical religion?
|It is a religion in which a central authority exercises a high degree of control.
|What is a missionary?
|It is an individual who helps to diffuse a universalizing religion.
|What is monotheism?
|It is the doctrine of or belief in the existence of only one God.
|What is a pilgrimage?
|It is a journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes.
|What is polytheism?
|It is belief in or worship of more than one god.
|What is a universalizing religion?
|It is a religion that attempts to appeal to all people.