Axia College Material Appendix C HUM 130 Week 1 Vocabulary Quiz | Define these terms in your own words. | 1. Immanent| Immanent is what we can experience in the world we live in. | 2. Religion| Is the belief in a god, gods, the divine or the supernatural, and that these forces dictate the events of our existence. | 3. Theistic| These are religions that are based on the belief that one can have a relationship with a divine being. | 4. Monotheistic| Monotheistic is when one worships an believes that there is only one divine being| 5.
Profane| Profane is used to describe the regular everyday occurrences of life, which seem unimportant. | 6. Polytheistic| Is the belief that there is more than one god or divine beings or things. | 7. Monistic| Is the belief that everything in created in the consciousness, and consciousness comes before everything else. | 8. Dogma| | 9. Nontheistic| Notheistic is the belief that things are the way they are and that no divine being created the here and now. | 10. Transcendent| Transcendent is believing that things are present outside our material world, such as having faith that there is a god. 11. Incarnations| Incarnations are believed to happen when something normally unseen such as a divine being show itself through a visual and material form. | 12. Kensho| Kensho is a name for an awakening or enlightenment. It is a realization of one’s religious or spiritual beliefs. | 13. Atheism| This is the belief that there are no creators and that we are here because or scientifically explainable methods. | 14. Agnosticism| Is basically the belief that if there is a divine being we would be unable to comprehend it or that one is simply unsure of whether they believe in the divine or not. 15. Rituals| These are worship methods that are repeated over and over again rather than spontaneously. | 16. Symbols| Material or worldly images that are used to represent things that are divine. | 17. Myths| Myths are used by religions to explain their belief and how things came to be. | 18. Orthodox| A religious person who is orthodox strictly follows the rules and beliefs of their religion without deviation. | 19. Routinization of charisma| This is what happen as religion becomes organized and spread. It loses its basic principles in the process of preserving tradition. 20. Absolutists| These individuals stick to their beliefs despite the changing world around them and do not change their beliefs to cater to the changing world. | 21. Charisma| This is an individual attitude or presence of a person, charisma is used to define a spiritual leader. | 22. Fundamentalism| These people incorporate cultural traditions and old world belief into their religion even if there is no religious basis for it. | 23. Phenomenology| A method of studying religion, by putting into materialistic terms, and by way of human consciousness rather than the divine. 24. Liberal| This is where a religious person docent take everything regarding their faith as literal. They may believe that things have changed with time and so they see things more metaphorically. | 25. Mysticism| Mysticism is when one, through intuitive abilities comes to there on conclusion about religion or the divine. | 26. Heretic| These people are viewed by the strict religious people as taking unacceptable views about their religion. | 27. Sacred| This is a force that is connected to the divine that is seen as extraordinary and purposeful. | 28. Soul| |