Religion Essay | Defining and Comparing 'Religion'

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Defining and Comparing 'Religion'

Summary: Essay attempts to define 'Religion' as well as make a comparative analysis religion to other subjects such as science.
In understanding the term `religion', I observed that it is a western concept which had grown out of the age of Enlightenment. It was the Europeans that gave names to the eastern faiths and studies on global spirituality begun in the 19th century. It was until only after World War Two that interest in non-Christian faiths became increasingly popular.

However, in trying to define religion, one will have to isolate it from other similar characteristics. We looked into the definition in a dictionary, the definition through scholarly studies and a `dimensional' model of religion.

Religion can arouse passion amongst its followers and their fanatics. The followers can have deep passion in their pilgrimage and perform ritual behaviors with own songs to worship their heroes (e.g. Jesus Christ, Siddhartha, Prophet Mohammed and other religious figures).

Chambers Dictionary defines `religion' as `connected with religare to bind. Concise...

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