religion has definitions from the field of religion
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[ noun ] (religion) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

Examples

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

In the absence of a truly adequate conceptuality in which the gospel can be expressed , the unavoidable need to demythologize it makes use of whatever resources are at_hand - and this usually means one or another of the various forms of `` folk religion '' current in the situation .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The place of religion in the simple , preliterate societies is quite definite ; as a complex it fits into the whole social_organization and functions dominantly in every part of_it .

With the diversity of religious viewpoints , there are differences_of_opinion as to the essential features of religion ; and there are different opinions as to the essential functions of religion .

With the diversity of religious viewpoints , there are differences_of_opinion as to the essential features of religion ; and there are different opinions as to the essential functions of religion .

Nevertheless , for most_of the population of heterogeneous advanced societies , though less for the less religious portion , religion does perform certain modal individual and social functions .

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[ noun ] (religion) institution to express belief in a divine power

Synonyms

faith

Examples

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

Used in print

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

Each religion has its own tenets '' .

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