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1

What is the supernatural dimension?

An existence above and apart from the material world, it exceeds the ordinary limits of human existence.

2

What are the 3 monotheistic religions?

Christianity, Judaism and Islam

3

What are the 2 polytheistic religions?

Hinduism and Buddhism

4

What is the transcendent world view?

A belief in a divine being or powers whose existence ‘goes beyond’ human limitations. It is a reliance on God to guide us through life.

5

What is the immanent world view?

Recognises a divine being or power exists within a person/thing or as a constant reality. The idea that Gods or spiritual forces pervade the universe and are present in every aspect of life - tangible

6

What are the 4 characteristics of religion?

Beliefs + believers, sacred texts + writings, ethics and rituals & ceremonies

7

4 reasons religion contributes to society

Personal search for meaning, ethical guidance, sense of belonging and ritual meaning