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Chapter 6 Rubenstein

AP Human Geography

Universalizing Religions Attempt to be global, to appeal to all people, wherever they may live in the world, not just to those of one culture or location.
Ethnic Religion Appeals primarily to one group of people living in one place.
Branch A large and fundamental division within a religion.
Denomination A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body,
Monotheism Belief that there is only one God.
Polytheism Worshiping of a collection of gods.
Missionaries individuals who help transmit a universalizing religion through relocation diffusion.
Pagan the word for a follower of a polytheistic religion in ancient times, derives from Latin word meaning countryside.
Ghetto a city neighborhood set up by law to be inhabited only by Jews.
Pilgrimage Journey for religious purposes to a place considered sacred.
Cosmogony A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
Solstice Has special significance in some ethnic religions. Ex. Pagans see the winter solstice as a major holiday.
Hierarchical religion Well-defined geographic structure and organizes territory into local administrative units.
Diocese The basic unit of geographic organization in the Roman Catholic Church.
Autonomous Religions self-sufficient
Caste Class or distinct hereditary order into which a Hindu was assigned according to religious law.
Fundamentalism Literal interpretation and a strict and intense adherence to basic principles of a religion.
Sect Relatively small group that has broken away form an established denomination.
Animism Believes that inanimate objects are sacred and have a spirit and consciousness.
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