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Animism

The religion that believes in the divinity of nonhuman beings, like animals, plants, and objects of the natural world.

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Atheism

The belief in no deities

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Cults

Religious groups that are small, secretive, and highly controlling of members who have a charismatic leader.

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Denominations

A large, mainstream religion that is not sponsored by the state

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Ecclesia

A religion that is considered the state religion.

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Established Sects

Sects that last but do not become denominations

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Liberation Theology

The use of a church to promote social change via the political arena.

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Mega church

A Christian church that has a very large congregation averaging more than 2,000 people who attend regular weekly services.

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Monotheism

A religion based on belief in a single deity

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Polytheism

A religion based on belief in multiple deities.

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Religion

A system of beliefs, values, and practices concerning what a person holds to be sacred or spiritually significant.

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Religious Beliefs

Specific ideas that members of a particular faith hold to be true

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Religious Experience

The conviction or sensation that one is connected to “the divine”

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Religious Rituals

Behaviors or practices that are either required for or expected of the members of a particular group

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Sect

A small, new offshoot of a denomination

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Totemism

The belief in a divine connection between humans and other natural beings.