Religions

Designates the various personal and institutional relationships between human beings and what they regard as holy, sacred, or divine, usually a deity or spiritual force. Basic elements that may comprise religions are worship, morality, doctrine, and ritual.

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Belief systems that encompass various personal and institutional relationships between human beings and what they regard as holy, sacred, or divine, usually but not always a deity, or a spiritual or occult force. Participation in a religion is typically manifested in obedience, reverence, and worship, often including group activities and alliance with a leader. Elements of a religion or similar belief system include doctrine, ritual, defined parameters of morality, and a code of living, often seen as a means of achieving spiritual or material improvement.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300073708. The J. Paul Getty Trust.