World Religions

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Review of five world religions vocabulary.
updated 7 years ago by CheriBrown
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deity

a god, creator, or supreme being

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monotheism

belief in one god

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Bible

book of teachings of Christianity

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brahman

one spiritual power that lives in everything

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reincarnation

rebirth of a soul in a new body (person or animal}

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dharma

religious and moral duties of Hindus

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moksha

to be released from the cycle of rebirth

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Vedas

book of teachings of Hinduism

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Mecca

holy city in Saudi Arabia; Muslims pray facing toward Mecca

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Qur'an

book of teachings of Islam

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Five Pillars

5 core beliefs of Muslims

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Allah

Arabic word for "god"

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Israel

country in the Middle East; also the Hebrew nation

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Hebrew

language of the Jewish people

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Torah

book of teachings for Judaism

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Tripitaka

book of teachings (3) followed by Buddhists

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Middle Way

the eight-fold path of Buddhism that avoids extremes

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Nirvana

final goal of Buddhism; release from suffering and karma; state of perfect happiness