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Religion as Culture & Social Convention

Religion as Culture & Social Convention

Author: Carissa Wyant

This lesson discusses religion as a cultural phenomenon and describes religion's influence on such social phenomena as etiquette, social structure, and class.

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Terms to Know

The Christian celebration and commemoration of Jesus‘ resurrection from the dead.


The Jewish celebration and commemoration of the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt, and more specifically of God's having "passed over" and spared the firstborn children of Israel while slaying the firstborn children of Egypt.


The Muslim observance of fasting during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Social Convention

A societal or group custom, belief, or tradition that is widely accepted and/or practiced.