a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
the practice of religious
beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
The study of religion encompasses a wide variety of academic disciplines,
including comparative religion and social scientific studies. Theories of religion
The English word "religion" is derived from the Middle English "religioun" which
came from the Old French "religion." It may have been originally derived from the
Religion is the set of beliefs, feelings, dogmas and practices that define the
relations between human being and sacred or divinity. A given religion is defined
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Once people start to think about religion seriously and they study a variety of
religions they are prompted to ask questions about the very nature of religion
the belief in a god or in a group of gods. : an organized system of beliefs,
ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods. : an interest, a
Dec 1, 2009 ... What is religion? The question reminds me of St. Augustine's quote about time: “If
you do not ask me what time is, I know. If you ask me, I do not ...
THOMAS A. IDINOPULOS, Professor of Religion at Miami University of Ohio, is
the author of Jerusalem Blessed, Jerusalem Cursed and Weathered by Miracles:
A number of modern scholars of religion have commented on the difficulty of
defining what religion is. Over the centuries, influential thinkers have offered their