A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body.
n. a gathering of people, especially for religious services
Not religious; separating from religion
the presence and engaged coexistence of numerous distinct groups in one society
Peter Berger's term to describe the entire set of religious norms, symbols, and beliefs that express the most important thing in life, namely, the feeling that life is worth living and that reality is meaningful and ordered, not just random chaos
members of any denomination distinguished by 4 main beliefs: the bible is without error, salvation comes only through belief in Jesus Christ, personal conversion is the only path to salvation (the "born again" experience), and others must also be converted. They proselytize by engaging with wider society