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Transmission of the Teaching

Transmission of the Teaching

Author: Carissa Wyant

This lesson discusses in general terms the ways in which religious traditions perpetuate and define themselves via sacred texts, oral traditions, ritual, liturgy, preaching, and works.

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Terms to Know
  • Didactic

    Instructional, intended to educate.

  • Evangelism

    The attempt, usually through persuasive speech or writing, to convert non-believers to one's own religion--typical of most sects within Christianity.

  • Liturgy

    The manner in which a particular religious group conducts public worship.

  • Oral Tradition

    The practice of teaching important religious or other doctrine verbally, without writing them down.

  • Preaching

    The act of transmitting moral or other teachings to those already within the same religious group--contrast with evangelism.

  • Proselytism

    The attempt by one or more members of any religious group to persuade others to become members of that group.

  • Scripture

    Any text held in reverence by any religious group.