Types of religion

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  • Types of religion
    • Totemism and animism
      • Associated with tribal rituals and smaller cultures.
      • Totems: Animals or plants that are believed to have supernatural powers.
      • Animism: Belief in ghosts or spirits.
        • E.g. the beliefs of the Amba.
    • Theistic religions
      • Centre around belief in a sacred, higher and controlling power.
      • Monotheistic: Believe in one divine power.
      • Polytheistic: These religions focus on a number of separate gods.
    • The case of Buddhism
      • Buddhism has no concept of god.
      • Buddhists revere those who have achieved perfect enlightenment,
      • Set values and standards by which followers are directed to live their lives.


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