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Krupetskiy 1 Tatsiana Krupetskiy RC 220-A Professor Avery Due Date: 06/08/2009 Understanding the World’s Religions Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines religion as “a particular system of belief and all the ways of expressing your love for your god, ceremonies, and duties that are connected with it” (Longman 1195). On the other hand, Michael Molloy points out that it is almost impossible to come out with a single definition for that phenomenon. The difficulty in defying that term comes from the variety of different beliefs worldwide. Some cultures worship God, while others believe in the sacred, not necessarily possessing any human qualities. In the book Experiencing the World’s Religions: Tradition, Challenge, and Change Molloy indicates that the most correct approach would be to list a series of characteristics that apply to our understanding of religion. The author reveals eight of those elements: belief system, community, central myths, ritual, ethics, characteristic emotional experiences, material expression, and sadness. These features are central to monotheistic, polytheistic, and immanent religions. Furthermore, Robert Van Voorst in his book Anthology of World Scriptures
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