Religion,ethnicities,boundaries

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animism
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.
caste
The class or distinct hereditary order into which a Hindu is assigned according to religious law.
cosmogony
A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
denomination
a division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body
ethnic religion
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
fundamentalism
literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion
ghetto
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
missionary
an individual who helps to diffuse a universalizing religion
monotheism
the doctrine or belief of the existence of only one god
pagan
a follower of a polytheistic religion in ancient times
pilgrimage
a journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes
polytheism
belief in or worship of more than one god
sect
a relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination
syncretism
a hybrid of different cultural beliefs or practices
universalizing religion
a religion that attempt to appeal to all people not just those living in a particular location.

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