Flashcards - The Impact of Religion on Geography

Flashcards - The Impact of Religion on Geography
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atheism
Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities
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liberation theology
Liberation theology has been described as "an interpretation of Christian faith out of the experience of the poor
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totem
A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe
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sect
A sect is a subgroup of a religious, political, or philosophical belief system, usually an offshoot of a larger group
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Confucianism
Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life
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Judaism
Judaism encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people
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Hinduism
Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal
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Hinduism
Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal
Judaism
Judaism encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people
Confucianism
Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life
sect
A sect is a subgroup of a religious, political, or philosophical belief system, usually an offshoot of a larger group
totem
A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe
liberation theology
Liberation theology has been described as "an interpretation of Christian faith out of the experience of the poor
atheism
Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities
Theism
Theism, in the field of comparative religion, is the belief in the existence of deities
Five Pillars of Islam
The Five Pillars of Islam are five basic acts in Islam, considered mandatory by believers and are the foundation of Muslim life
nontheistic religions
Nontheistic religions are traditions of thought within religions-some otherwise aligned with theism, others not-in which nontheism informs religious beliefs or practices
reincarnation
Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death
Tao
Tao or Dao is a Chinese word signifying 'way', 'path', 'route', or sometimes more loosely, 'doctrine' or 'principle'
Taoism
Taoism, also known as Daoism, is a religious, philosophical and ritual tradition of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao
monotheism
Monotheism has been defined as the belief in the existence of one god or in the oneness of God

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