Religion Glossary and Beliefs Key Terms

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Televangelism
Spread of Evangelism through television - popular in USA / Steve Bruce doesn't think this as they preach to the already converted
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The Organic Analogy
Society is like a human body, one part falls so do the others
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The Sectarian Cycle
Schism - tension between deprived and privileged, deprived move away from church - world rejecting
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Theodicy
Theory that aims to prove the existence of an all omniscient omnipotent God
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Theodicy on disprivilege
Religious explanation for 'disprivilege' - promise that things will get better
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Theological Stage
Where religious and superstitious beliefs would be dominant
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This Worldly
Adjective refers to physical things in the world
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Totemism
Durkheim - simplest form of religion, essence of what a religion is. Totem is a symbol and totemism is the worship of an object that symbolises sacred
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Transformation
Argument that religion hasn't declined but changed form in modern society
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Universe of meaning
A belief system used to make sense of the world
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Utilitarian Individualism
Encourages people to seek to maximize their happiness and material success
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Value Consensus
Agreement/harmony
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Vicarious Religion
Davie - religion performed by active minority on behalf of a larger number
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World accommodating NRM'S (New Religious Movements)
Breakways from mainstream churches or denominations, dont accept or reject the world
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World affirming NRMs
Similar to Neihburs cults, not highly organized, dont require collective worship accept world as it is worldly goals encourage people to unlock their inner potential
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World Accommodating Sects
Wallis' 2nd category of sect - seek to restore spiritual purity to a religion which has been lost in mainstream religion
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World Rejecting Sects
Wallis sub division of a sect - critical of outside world, seek social change, based upon communal lifestyle
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Society is like a human body, one part falls so do the others

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The Organic Analogy

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Schism - tension between deprived and privileged, deprived move away from church - world rejecting

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Theory that aims to prove the existence of an all omniscient omnipotent God

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