Flashcards in Chapter 15 - Religion Deck (16)
The religion that believes in the divinity of nonhuman beings, like animals, plants, and objects of the natural world.
The belief in no deities
Religious groups that are small, secretive, and highly controlling of members who have a charismatic leader.
A large, mainstream religion that is not sponsored by the state
A religion that is considered the state religion.
Sects that last but do not become denominations
The use of a church to promote social change via the political arena.
A Christian church that has a very large congregation averaging more than 2,000 people who attend regular weekly services.
A religion based on belief in a single deity
A religion based on belief in multiple deities.
A system of beliefs, values, and practices concerning what a person holds to be sacred or spiritually significant.
Specific ideas that members of a particular faith hold to be true
The conviction or sensation that one is connected to “the divine”
Behaviors or practices that are either required for or expected of the members of a particular group
A small, new offshoot of a denomination