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Chapter Eleven p155
Religious Origins and Distributions
|the belief that inanimate objects possess souls and can help as well as hinder human efforts on Earth.
|stemmed from Hinduism-Buddah was the first Indian leader to speak against Hinduism. Salvation can be attained by anyone no matter what the caste.
|Confucianism, Taoism, Chinese Buddhism
|Contains Roman Catholic (largest) and Protestant churches
|A philosophy of ethic, education, and public service basedon the writing of Confucius and traditionally thouight of as one of the core elements of Chinese culture
|A religion that is particular to one, culturally distinct, group of people. They do not actively seek converts. examle-Judiasm
|Not centrally organized, no branches, no holy book, world's oldest organized religion,ethic religion and concentrated in India
|fastest growning major religion-youngest of the major religions-arose out of the teachings of Muhammad-the truth comes from Allah-Koran is the holy book.
|One of the most influential religions. Three branches-Orthodoz, conservative,and Reform. Came from a nomadic Semitic tribe and the teachings of Abraham.
|belief system in whichone supreme being is revered as creator and arbiter of all that exists in the universe.
|Nation of Islam
|movement born in the 1930's that reflected the desire of American blacks to be fred from the white oppression. They believed themselves to be members of the lost Islamic tribe-Black Muslims.
|belief system in which multiple deities are revered as creators and arbiters of all that exists in the universe
|indifference to or rejections of organized religious affiliations and ideas in the modern world
|community of faith in which people follow their shaman, a religious leader, teacher, healer, teacher and visionary.
|related to Buddhism-focus on nature and ancestor worship once was the state religion of Japan.
|a "fusion" religion-has elements of Hinduism and Islam
|elements from different cultural sources are combined in distinctive ways . example Norse elements in Christianity.
|A Chinese religion in which human happiness is maintaining the proper relationship with natrue
|a religion that is an intimate part of a local culture and society. Usually not changed and had continued to be the same throughout history.
|A belief system that espouses the idea thaqt there is one true religion. Those people believing their religion is universal spend a lot of time spreading their "word".
|this monotheistic religion develped about the first millennium BC in SW asia.