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1

the common elements in all religions

meaning of existence and the transcendent immanent dimension

2

the 4 characteristics of religion

-sacred texts and writings
-ethics
-rituals and ceremonies
-beliefs and believers

3

three essential concepts of religion

-the supernatural
-transcendence
-immanence

4

what is a worldview?

basic framework or lens, through which people understand the world

5

what is the supernatural dimension?

belief in divine power or being which exceeds the limits of the human and physical worlds

6

what is transcendence?

the belief of a higher power outside of and beyond the understanding of the physical universe

7

4 main features of transcendence

-creation
-revelation ( dimensions interact )
-life after death
-purpose

8

contribution of religion to individuals

-ethical guidance
-sense of belonging
-discovery of purpose

9

contribution of religion to society and culture

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10

what is a dynamic living religion?

how well a religion actively engages with its characteristics in a modern world