Religious Organisations Revision Table

Table designed for flash revision. Print if off and stick up in your bedroom - very visual, not designed to be detailed; just ideal to summarise and compare features of churches, denominations, sects and cults.

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  • Created on: 16-01-11 13:44
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Church Sect Denomination Cult
Inclusive Exclusive Inclusive Varies
(Universal) (Closed) (Universal)
MEMBERSHIP
Restrictions on
joining
Complex Charismatic Less complex / Least
formal leader; no hierarchical organised of
hierarchy complex them all
hierarchy
ORGANISATION
Hierarchy
Structured Open to Structured Open to
spiritual spiritual
experiences experiences
WORSHIP
PATTERNS
Systems of belief
Often claims Often claims Doesn't claim Doesn't claim
monopoly of monopoly of monopoly of monopoly of
the religious the religious the truth the truth
truth truth
VIEW OF OTHER
RELIGIONS
Monopoly of the
truth?
In agreement Deviant from Similar, but not Deviant from
mainstream the same mainstream
society society
RELATIONSHIP
TO SOCIETY
Same NBVs?
Low level High level Low level Low level
COMMITMENT
REQUIRED FROM
MEMBERS

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