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Chapter 6 KTs
Chapter 6 Keyterms Rubenstein
|A literal interpretation and a strict and intense adherence to basic principles of a religion
|The name given to a follower of a polytheistic religion. It is derived from the Latin word that means "countryside".
|A religion that appeals primarily to one group of people living in one place
|A religion/philosophy based on the teachings of Lao-Tse. It is translated as "the way" and emphasizes living in harmony with the life force/energy that exists in all things
|The religion of 1.3 billion people; predominantly in the Middle East, from North Africa to Central Asia
|A religion/philosophy that promotes the teachings of Confucius.
|An ethnic religion of Japan that teaches that all forces of nature are divine.
|The belief in the existence of many gods.
|A religion that attempts to be global, or to appeal to all people wherever they may live in the world, not just to those of one culture or location.
|A universalizing religion with 2 billion adherents; it has the widest distribution of followers.
|The belief that there is only one God
|The belief that objects such as stones, plants and other natural phenomena have discrete sprits and conscious life
|A monotheistic religion that is the foundation for Christianity and Islam. Its followers are found mainly in the U.S., Israel and Europe
|A large and fundamental division within a religion
|A city or neighborhood where a group of people is forced to live; either by choice or necessity.
|A journey for religious purposes to sacred places.
|The religion with the third largest following. Its 400 million adherents are found primarily in China and Southeast Asia.
|A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body.
|Religions with a well-defined geographic structure where administrative units are organized by territories
|Religions that are largely independent and self-sustaining. Interaction among communities is confined to little more than loose cooperation and shared ideas.
|A distinct hereditary order into which a Hindu was assigned according to religious law.
|A relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination
|Individuals who help transmit a universalizing religion through relocation diffusion.
|A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
|A basic unit of geographic organization in the Roman Catholic church. A bishop is the administrative leader over these areas.