Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
branch(of a religion)
A large and fundamental division within a religion.
The class or distinct hereditary order into which a Hindu is assigned according to religious law.
A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
a division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body
a religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution, whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location where it originated
literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion
during the middle ages a neighborhood in a city set up by law to be inhabited only by jews; now used to denote a section or a city in which members of any minority goup live b/c of social,legal,or economic pressure
an individual who helps to diffuse a universalizing religion
the doctrine or belief of the existence of only one god
a follower of a polytheistic religion in ancient times
a journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes
belief in or worship of more than one god
a relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination
a hybrid of different cultural beliefs or practices
a religion that attempt to appeal to all people not just those living in a particular location.