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Religious experience print that page


A religious experience is most commonly known as an occurrence that is uncommon in the sense that it doesn’t fit in with the norm of everyday activities and life experiences, and its connection is with the individual’s perception of the divine. Studying religious experience objectively

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s religion often determines to a significant extent his or her morality and personal identity, religious differences can be significant cultural factors. Religious persecution may be triggered by religious bigotry (i.e. the denigration of practitioners' religions other than those of the

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Religious studies print that page


While theology attempts to understand the intentions of a supernatural force (such as deities ), religious studies tries to study religious behavior and belief from outside any particular religious viewpoint. Religious studies draws upon multiple disciplines and their methodologies including

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The adjective religious " means that the experience occurs in connection with religious activities or is interpreted in context of a religion. Marghanita Laski writes in her study "Ecstasy in Religious and Secular Experiences," first published in 1961: "Epithets are very often applied

Religious order print that page


A religious order is a lineage of communities and organizations of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with their specific religious devotion, usually characterized by the principles of its founder's religious practice. The order is composed of initiates ( laity

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In secular usage, religious education is the teaching of a particular religion (although in England the term religious instruction would refer to the teaching of a particular religion, with religious education referring to teaching about religions in general) and its varied aspects

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Religious pluralism, to paraphrase the title of a recent academic work, goes beyond mere toleration. Chris Beneke, in Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism , explains the difference between religious tolerance and religious pluralism by pointing to the situation

Religious conversion print that page


Buddhism 3 Other religions and sects 4 International law 5 Psychological approaches to religious conversion 5.1 Edwin Starbuck 5.2 James H Leuba 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links [ edit ] Abrahamic religions [ edit ] Judaism This

Religious war print that page

A religious war is a war caused by, or justified by, religious differences. It can involve one state with an established religion against another state with a different religion or a different sect within the same religion, or a religiously motivated group attempting to spread its faith

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A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion . Religious festivals are commonly celebrated on recurring cycles in a calendar year or lunar calendar .Religion and festival go together. Hundreds of very different religious festivals are held around