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Types of Religious Organization

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Transcript of Types of Religious Organization

Types of Religious Organization
SECT
is an informal religious organization that is not well integrated into the larger society
CULT
is a religious movement that is highly conventional in terms of the surrounding society
is a formal religious organization that is well integrated into the society
CHURCH
CHURCH
SECT
CULT
FAITH HEALING
THE ELECTRONIC CHURCH
it persists for centuries usually including all members of the family over many generations
All religious organizations involve communities of believers. However, these communities come in different forms. The most basic of these today are:
is a large, bureaucratically organized religious organization that is closely integrated into the larger society.
Types of Churches
Ecclesia
Denomination
is a church that is formally allied with the state
examples:
Catholic Church - Roman Empire
Anglican Church - Church of England
Confucianism - China
Islam - Pakistan and Iran
is a church that recognizes religious pluralism
is not allied with the government
exists with societies that formally separate the church and state
exalts personal experiences and emotions
the members of this type of religious organization are often highly active and spontaneous, outwardly rejoicing in the perceived presence of God
forms around a highly charismatic leader who offers a new and unothordox message
has not broken away from a larger denomination instead, originate outside the mainstream religious tradition
is often secretive and do not proselytize as much
THE ELECTRONIC CHURCH
is used to refer to those programs distributed beyond a single local area and supported by the contributions of viewers. For the purposes of this article, the "electronic church" will refer to any TV broadcast that becomes a central part of the religious experience and practice of its viewers.
*The mass media have become vital to generating religious excitement and gaining converts to fundamentalist religion.
*Congregation now takes the form of radio and television audiences across the nation through what is commonly called electronic church dominated by prime-time preachers
Faith Healing
is healing purportedly through spiritual means. Believers assert that the healing of a person can be brought about by religious faith through prayer and/or rituals that, according to adherents, stimulate a divine presence and power toward healing disease and disability.
refers to notably overt and ritualistic practices of communal prayer and gestures (such as laying on of hands) that are claimed to solicit divine intervention in initiating spiritual and literal healing.
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