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Vocab 3.2

Term and the Definition

1. Agnosticism The belief that the existence of God can not be proven empirically
2. Animism The belief that objects have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
3. Antheism The belief that God does not exist.
4. Autonomous Religion Religion that does not have a central authority but shares ideas and cooperates informally.
5. Denomination Division of a branch that unties a number of local congregations into a single legal and administrative body.
6. 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.
7. Fundamentalism Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion
8. Hierarchical religion Central authority exercise a high degree of control.
9. Missionary Individual who helps to diffuse a universalizing religion
10. Monetheism doctrine of or belief in the existence of only 1 God
11. Pilgrimage Journey to a place considered expedition for religious purposes.
12. Polytheism Belief or worship of more than 1 God
13. Universalizing religion appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location
14. Secularism the principle of separation of the state from religious institutions
15. Hinduism major and cultural traditions of South Asia, developed from vedic religion
16. Caste System class structure that is determined by birth
17. Buddhism religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Siddhartha Gautama that suffering is in hearten in life.
18. Juddism the monotheistic religion of the Jews
19. Christianity religion based on teaching of Jesus of Nazareth beliefs and practice
20. Islam Muslims, a monotheistic Saith regarded as revealed through Muhammadans as the Prophet of Alliah