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Animism Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirt and conscious life
Atheisms The belief that God does not exist
Congregation A local assembly of persons brought together for common religious worship.
Caste System The class or distinct hereditary order into which a Hindu is assigned, according to religious law.
Cosmogony A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe
Ethnic religion A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristic of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated. Does not seek out converts
Monotheism The belief in and worship of only one God
Pilgrimage A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes
Polytheism Belief in or worship of more than one God
Syncretic Combining several religious traditions
Universalizing religion A religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location
Secularism An indifference to religion and a belief that religion should be excluded from civic affairs and public education
Theocracies Countries whose governments are run by religious leaders through the use of religious laws.
Cultural hearth A center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
Sequent occupance The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape
Relocation diffusion A spread of a cultural trait by people who migrate and carry their cultural traits with them to a new place.
Expansion Diffusion Spread of cultural traits through direct or indirect exchange without migration is called expansion diffusion. 2 TYPES FOR THIS CLASS Contagious diffusion and Hierarchical diffusion
Contagious diffusion occurs when a cultural trait spreads continuously outward from its hearth through contact among people
Hierarchical diffusion Spread of culture outward from the most interconnected places or from centers of wealth and importance or powerful people.
Adherents Believers of a religion
proselytizing the action of attempting to convert someone from one religion, belief, or opinion to another.
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