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Religion Defined<br />
Religion<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, sym...
Narratives<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, s...
Symbols<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symb...
Beliefs<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symb...
Practices<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, sy...
Transcendent Quality<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of nar...
Meaning to Life<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narrativ...
Everyday Religion<br />
Metaphysical<br />It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality… <br />
Law and Ethics<br />…which may yield a set of religious laws, ethics, and a particular lifestyle. <br />
Culture<br />Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as pers...
Religion = Social<br />The term &quot;religion&quot; refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and t...
A Western Perspective<br />
In the frame of western religious thought, religions present the division of the world in two comprehensive domains:<br />...
Focus: Higher Power<br />Religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system...
Moral Codes<br />Moral codes, practices, values, institutions, tradition, rituals, and scriptures are often traditionally ...
Way of Life<br />Religion is also often described as a &quot;way of life&quot; or a life stance<br />
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A basic description of religion and faith, with a focus on western religion. This is not specific to one religion, but the basic wikipedia definition of religion with visuals. A good introduction.

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  2. 2. Religion Defined<br />
  3. 3. Religion<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner&apos;s experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.<br />
  4. 4. Narratives<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner&apos;s experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.<br />
  5. 5. Symbols<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner&apos;s experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.<br />
  6. 6. Beliefs<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner&apos;s experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.<br />
  7. 7. Practices<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner&apos;s experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.<br />
  8. 8. Transcendent Quality<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner&apos;s experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.<br />
  9. 9. Meaning to Life<br />A religion is an organized approach to human spirituality which usually encompasses a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner&apos;s experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.<br />
  10. 10. Everyday Religion<br />
  11. 11. Metaphysical<br />It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality… <br />
  12. 12. Law and Ethics<br />…which may yield a set of religious laws, ethics, and a particular lifestyle. <br />
  13. 13. Culture<br />Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and religious experience.<br />
  14. 14. Religion = Social<br />The term &quot;religion&quot; refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction. &quot;Religion&quot; is sometimes used interchangeably with &quot;faith&quot; or &quot;belief system,&quot;butit is more socially defined than personal convictions, and it entails specific behaviors, respectively.<br />
  15. 15. A Western Perspective<br />
  16. 16. In the frame of western religious thought, religions present the division of the world in two comprehensive domains:<br />Sacred<br />Profane<br />
  17. 17. Focus: Higher Power<br />Religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system of thought, unseen being, person, or object, that is considered to be supernatural, sacred, divine, or of the highest truth.<br />
  18. 18. Moral Codes<br />Moral codes, practices, values, institutions, tradition, rituals, and scriptures are often traditionally associated with the core belief, and these may have some overlap with concepts in secular philosophy<br />
  19. 19. Way of Life<br />Religion is also often described as a &quot;way of life&quot; or a life stance<br />

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