What is Religion?

What is Religion?

Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson will provide an overview of the ways in which believers
practice their religions and how those practices manifest themselves as

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Terms to Know
  • Belief

    Acceptance of the truth or existence of any thing, person, or idea, even where contrary opinions may be rationally accepted.

  • Buddhism

    A wide-ranging group of religious philosophies inspired by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha).

  • Faith

    Acceptance of the truth or existence of any thing, person, or idea, even in the absence of substantiating evidence.

  • Phenomenology of Religion

    An academic discipline that studies religion as an individual and collective phenomenon, to be studied without reference to the truth or falsity of any underlying beliefs.

  • Supernatural

    That which is above and beyond the natural or ordinary.