Geographers distinguish religions into two categories: Universalistic religion – a religion that attempts to appeal to all people, globally, not just those living in a particular location; precise hearths, based on the events n the life Of an individual (the largest universalistic religions originated all in Asia); honor holy places associated with the founders life tie: the holiest places in Islam are associated with the life of Prophet Muhammad) Three with the largest adherents are Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. Schism and Bah are also considered universalistic. These can be subdivided into: Branch . Large and fundamental division within religion Denomination – a division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body Sects – a relatively small roof that has broken away from an established denomination Ethnic religion – a religion that appeals primarily to one group of people living in one place, has a relatively concentrated spatial distribution; unknown or unclear origins, and no tie to single historical individuals; honor calendar and beliefs on the origin of the universe that are grounded in the physical environment off particular place tie: Judaism follows major holidays based on events in agricultural calendar of the region’s homeland in present-day Israel) Ethnic religions differ room universalistic religions in their understanding of relationships between human beings and nature. Hinduism has the largest number of adherents.
Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism and Animism the belief that objects or natural events has a discrete spirit and conscious life) are also included as ethnic. The AS displays regional variations in adherence to religions and the distributions are the result from patterns of immigration to the US, especially from Europe and Latin America. An estimate Of 12 million adherents Of religions Other than Christianity exists in the US. Universalistic religions have diffused beyond their places of origin because of missionaries and armillary conquests. Followers of a certain religion transmitted the messages preached in the hearths to people elsewhere, diffusing across distinctive paths on Earth.
Missionary – an individual who helps to diffuse a universalistic religion Pilgrimage – a journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes Monotheism – the doctrine or belief of the existence of only one God Polytheism – belief in or worship of more than one god Cosmogony -? a set of religious beliefs concerning the origin Of the universe; mound in Chinese ethnic religions Religious conflicts have started over the attempt by adherents of one religion to organize Earth by spatial distribution, A group convinced that its religious view is the correct way may spatially invade upon the territory of others (IEEE: Religious conflicts in Ireland of the northern area of Protestants and the rest of the country of Roman Catholics; the conflicts fought in Israel/Passerines between the Jews, Muslims, and Christians, especially in Jerusalem)