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Religion
Re-join, Re-connect.
Monotheism
Belief in one God.
Transcendant
Unlimited by the world and all ordinary reality. (God)
Pantheism
View that the sacred is discoverable within the physical world and processes.
Polytheism
Belief in multiple deities or gods.
Atheism
Denial of the existence of any God or gods.
Agnosticism
Belief that existence of God cannot be proven.
Nontheism
Taking no position on whether or not God exists.
Sacramental Orientation
Emphasizes carrying out rituals and ceremonies as path to salvation.
Prophetic Orientation
Stresses that contact with the sacred is ensured by proper belief and adherence to moral rules.
Mystical Orientation
Seeks union with one greater than themselves. Loss of individuality in place of greater unity.
Dualism
View that nature is gross and contaminating, existing in opposition to the nonmaterial world of the spirit.
Structuralism
Analytical approach that looks for universal structures that underlie language, mental processes, mythology, kinship, and religions. Approach sees human activity as determined by structures.
Post-Structuralism
Analytical approach that does not look for underlying structures, but focuses on observing the individual elements in cultural phenomena.
Deconstruction
Technique that sets aside ordinary categories of analysis and makes use of perspectives on cultural elements. Find underlying values.
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