Flashcards in The Nature of Religion Deck (12)
What is a worldview?
An interpretation of the world in which an individual or society lives
What is immanent worldview?
The belief that supernatural powers or divine beings dwell within the human.
What is the supernatural dimension?
Aspects of the human experience that is beyond its comprehension or ability to explain
An element that is attributed to the creation or formation of the current realm of existence
What are the characteristics of a religion?
Beliefs and believers
Sacred texts and writings
Rituals and Ceremonies
What is a belief and what is a believer?
Belief- an acceptance of something as real or true
Believers- the adherence to a particular religion
What are sacred texts and writings and give examples?
Written, visual or oral texts that contain the truths/stories of a particular religion and provide guidance
Examples include the bible, the Quran, Guru Granth Sahib, aboriginal artworks
What are ethics?
Moral principles that govern a person or group behaviours providing guidelines to proper and improper behaviours
What are rituals and ceremonies?
A set or series of actions performed in a proscribed order for religious meaning. The practice and practical application of beliefs.
What is a transcendent worldview?
A worldview which has a belief in a divine power or powers beyond the human.
What is a dynamic religion ?
A religious system that is able to adapt and change in relation to the social bounds of the time whilst still being true to its central beliefs
What is a living religion?
A religion which is relevant and in practice in the lives of its adherents and community