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Vocab:world religion

Rev. Fuller, Australia, Aborigines

transcendence going above and beyond the human condition
cosmology understanding of the nature of the universe
monotheism belief in one god
polytheism belief in many gods
pantheism belief that the divine reality exists in everything
revelation when the ultimate reality is revealed to humans through stories, myths
faith experience of the divine, sometimes involving intellectual belief and sometimes emphasizing personal trust
mysticism category of religious experiences by uniting with the divine through inward contemplation
myth story (scripture, Bible) that answers questions of origins and is true
ethics religion that says how we are to act while on Earth (10 commandments)
ritual formal worship practice
empathy capacity for seeing things in a different perspective
ancestors supernatural beings
the Dreaming when ancestors where on the Earth
totem natural form in which the ancestor appeared in the Dreaming
taboo indicates that certain objects and activities are set aside for specific groups and no other group can use them
Created by: puckettv
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