Religion Definitions and Concept4

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Religion Definitions and Concepts .. a. McNeil ("Culture", 1986): "Religion involves beliefs that explain experiences by claiming that there is a superhuman or supernatural agency of some kind, often a god or gods. It also involves rituals to express these beliefs in public and private ceremonies of worship. It provides a moral code to guide our everyday behaviour." b. Bilton et al ("Introductory Sociology", 1990). "Religion may be said to be a system of beliefs about the individual's place in the world, providing an order to that world and a reason for existence within it. However, we cannot merely define religion as a system of belief(s) that guides social action since. ..this is also true of magic and science. One must go further and suggest that the beliefs are supported by a community which we call a "church". Moreover, a defining feature of religious belief has been said to be its concern to venerate "the sacred" or "the holy".
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