NATURE OF RELIGION

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yr 11 Studies of Religion II Mind Map on NATURE OF RELIGION, created by zoe98xoxo on 09/17/2013.
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NATURE OF RELIGION
1 SUPERNATURAL DIMENSION
1.1 The supernatural dimensions is the belief in the existence of beings or powers beyond the realm of the natural world is an important defining element of a religious worldview
2 TRANSENDENT RELIGIOUS WORLDVIEW
2.1 A transcendent worldview is one which has a belief in a divine power or powers beyond the human. EG CHRISTIANITY, JUDAISM, ISLAM
3 IMMANENT RELIGIOUS WORLDVIEW
3.1 An immanent worldview holds the belief that supernatural powers or divine beings dwell within the human. For the two Eastern religions, Hinduism and Buddhism,
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF RELIGION
4.1 BELIEFS AND BELIEVERS
4.1.1 Beliefs are the key tenets, doctrines, or values, which underpin the religious practice of a particular religion for the believers
4.2 SACRED TEXTS AND WRITTINGS
4.2.1 The most important beliefs of a religion are contained in its sacred texts. Usually these beliefs were in oral circulation before they were written down in the sacred texts. These sacred texts contain sacred stories, which explain through historical or non-historical means, how people are connected to this supernatural dimension
4.3 ETHICS
4.3.1 In other words, ethics offers a system of standards which regulate moral decision making
4.4 RITUALS AND CEREMONIES
4.4.1 Rituals and ceremonies are practical expressions of aspects of a religion. Rituals and ceremonies involve prescribed words and actions along with the use of symbols.
5 CONTRIBUTION OF RELIGION
5.1 MEANING OF LIFE
5.1.1 RELIGION PROVIDE POSITIVE ANSWERS TO LIFES DIFFICULT QUESTION
5.2 ETHICAL GUIDANCE
5.3 SENSE OF BELONGING
5.4 RITUAL MEANING
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