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Any set of unified system of beliefs and practices about sacred things

Religion

2

Entities that are set apart and given a special meaning that transcends existence

Sacred

3

Non-sacred aspects of life

Profane

4

Set of meanings attached to sacred meanings

Transcendent reality

5

Rarest type of religion where there is no separation of church and state and no separation between citizenship and church membership

Ecclesia

6

Several religious organizations that most members of a society accept as legitimate.
-->membership is voluntary
-->most American churches

Denomination

7

Organization based on new ideas and beliefs
-->they believe that some values of early group were lost

Sect

8

Organization based on new ideas and beliefs
-->rigidity in thinking
-->authoritarian structure

Cults

9

Ways in which people express religious interests

Religiosity

10

Sacred loses influence over society

Secularization

11

A public religion that expresses a strong tie between a deity and a culture

Civil religion

12

A private religion that is substituted for formal religious organizations and practices

Invisible religion

13

Based on the rejection of secularization and the corresponding close adherence to traditional beliefs

Fundamentalism