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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  1. 1.   Overview of Religions  ← you are here
  2. 2.   Images of Religions (2)
  3. 3.   People of Religions (1)
  4. 4.   Sources for Religions (1)

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Religions
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021