Flashcards in Nature of Religion Deck (7)
What is the supernatural dimension?
An existence above and apart from the material world, it exceeds the ordinary limits of human existence.
What are the 3 monotheistic religions?
Christianity, Judaism and Islam
What are the 2 polytheistic religions?
Hinduism and Buddhism
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.
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
What are the 4 characteristics of religion?
Beliefs + believers, sacred texts + writings, ethics and rituals & ceremonies