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Religion 08/10/2007 15:48:00 Religion in a nutshell Distribution: Where Distribution: Why -diffusion of universalizing religions -emphasis of ethnic religion on place -emphasis of universalizing religion on personage -barriers to diffusion Descriptors Proselytic/Universal vs. Ethnic Monotheistic vs Polytheistic Syncretic vs Orthodox    o Syncretic-easily merges its beliefs  o Orthodox: does not merge, separate from everyone else Fundamentalist
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08/10/2007 15:48:00 Christianity Worlds largest religion Growing fast in Asian and Africa (but not s fast as Islam) Roman Catholic: Identified with Rome and Latin-speaking areas Eastern Orthodox: Identified with Constantinople and the Greek world Protestant: Extraordinarily segmented, 2000 different denominations in US  alone Islam Religion: Islam             Persons: Muslim Shiite: 16%, the majority in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Yemen, Bahrain, and  plurality in Lebanon. Sunnite
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course GEOG 1992 taught by Professor Nagle,nich during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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