Outline of religion


Outline of religion

The following outline is provided as an overview of, and topical guide to, religion and religious beliefs:

Religion – collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.[1] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature.

Contents

Religious studies

Religious concepts

Religious belief

Approaches to the beliefs of others

Religious behaviour and experience

Religion-specific topics

African traditional and diasporic topics

Ayyavazhi topics

Bahá'í Faith topics

Buddhism topics

Cao Dai topics

Christianity topics

Falun Gong topics

Hinduism topics

Islam topics

Jainism topics

  • History of Jainism

Judaism topics

Neopaganism topics

New Age topics

New religious movement topics

Rasta topics

Satanism topics

Shintō topics

Sikhism topics

Spiritism topics

Tenrikyo topics

Unitarian Universalism topics

Zoroastrianism topics

Irreligion topics

See also

References

  1. ^ While religion is difficult to define, one standard model of religion, used in religious studies courses, was proposed by Clifford Geertz, who simply called it a "cultural system" (Clifford Geertz, Religion as a Cultural System, 1973). A critique of Geertz's model by Talal Asad categorized religion as "an anthropological category." (Talal Asad, The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category, 1982.)

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