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Secularization

Religion loses its influence on society

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Fundamentalism

Movement designed to revitalize faith by returning to the traditional ways of the religion

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Religious Pluralism

Tolerance by society of many religions

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Religion

Unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things

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Theology

Systematic formulation of religious doctrine

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Sacred

Set apart from the everyday world, inspiring awe and reverence, imbued with transcendent qualities.

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Profane

World of everyday object

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Social Cohesion

Religion allows believers to establish strong bonds from a moral community

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Support System

People find strength, comfort, and support from one another

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Emotional Health

Religion bolster emotional well-being

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Social Service

Religion addresses social as well as private questions

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Social Change

Prophetic aspect of religion can influence social change

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Theism

Belief in one or more Gods

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Polytheism

Belief in many Gods

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Monotheism

Belief in one God

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Civil Religion / Secular Religion

describes a system of values associated with sacred symbols

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Church

Inclusive religious body

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Ecclesia

State religion/ does not exist in society with high religious pluralism,but there are variations

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Denomination

socially accepted and legally recognized body similar to larger church , self-governing

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Sect

Smaller and either aloof or hostile to the secular society

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Cult

Provides the basis for a new, unconventional religion

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NCR

fundamentalist political movement composed of a number of mostly conservative protestant groups

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Animism

Belief or a supernatural beings or spirits.