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Religion - Monotheism The belief that there is only one God...

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Religion 17:12 Religion According to Durkheim, beliefs and practices that separate the profane from  the sacred and unite its adherents into a moral community Sacred Durkheim’s term for things set apart or forbidden, that inspire fear, awe,  reverence, or deep respect Profane Durkheim’s term for common elements of everyday life Church A moral community of believers State religion A government sponsored religion Civil religion Term for religion that is such an established feature of a country’s life that its  history and social institutions become sanctified by being associated with God Rituals Ceremonies or repetitive practices; religious observances or rites, often  intended to evoke a sense of awe of the sacred Born again A term describing Christians who have under-gone a life transforming  religious experience so radical that they feel they have become a new person
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Unformatted text preview: Monotheism The belief that there is only one God Polytheism The belief that there are many Gods Anti-Semitism Prejudice, discrimination, and persecution directed against Jews Fundamentalism The belief that true religion is threatened by modernism and its values and that the faith as it was originally practiced should be restored. Reincarnation In Hinduism and Buddhism, the return of the soul (or self) after death in a different form Cult A new religion whose teachings and practices are different from the dominant culture and religion Sect A religious group larder than a cult that still feels substantial hostility from and toward society Evangelism An attempt to win converts and have them join their religion or church 17:12 17:12...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course GEOL 002 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '09 term at GWU.

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