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Astronist philosophy of religion

Branch of Astronism dealing with the nature of religion

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Last updated: DEC. 20, 2019

Astronist philosophy of religion is the discipline of Astronism contemplating the nature and role of religion.

The Astronist philosophy of religion is the body of concepts and beliefs interpreting religion from an Astronist and largely Cometanic perspective.

Metareligion 
Main article: Metareligion

Familialism 
Main article: Familialism

Organisationalism 
Main article: Organisationalism

Designation 
Main article: Designation

  •  Ideology 

  •  Religion 

  •  Organised philosophy 

  •  Philosophy 


Related terms: Belief system, Faith, Worldview

Other designations 

  •  Anecdotal religion 

  •  Conceptual religion 
     

The second major category of religious groupings in the Astronist philosophy of religion relates to a class of religions that hold narratives, but whose focus is placed more on the concepts, ideas, and beliefs rather than the narrative of its founder or of prominent figures.

Religions are expected to move along the Narrative-Conceptual Spectrum during different periods of their existence according to external influences and the needs and knowledge of the populous. Debates can be had regarding the narrativity and the conceptuality of religions.
 

 Astronism
 Bahá'í Faith
 Confucianism
 Jainism
 Sikhism 
 Taoism 

 Doctrinal religion 

 Inspired religion 

 Materialistic religion 

 Mother religion 

 Narrative religion 
 

A religion that is centred on the actions of a particular person as told through an elaborate set of stories, often involving miracles and supernatural occurrences. All religions hold a narrative about their founders and prominent figures, however, it is the extent to which the religion's belief system relies on that narrative for its continuation.

As a result, a spectrum could be created that places religions along it according to the extent to which they rely on a narrative for their belief system to continue. This is known as the Narrative-Conceptual Spectrum. Religions that are classified as narrative will not all share the same extent of narrativity such as Buddhism and Christianity, the former of which is less reliant on a narrative than the latter. 


 Buddhism 
 Chinese folk religion (Shenism)
 Christianity
 Hinduism
 Islam
 Judaism
 Shintoism 
 Zoroastrianism

 National / Ethnic religion 


In the Astronist philosophy of religion, one important category of religions are the national and ethnic religions which are contrasted with the universal religions. According to Astronist scholarship, national/ethnic religions are closely associated with a particular country, its culture, its civilisation, and its ethnic group and even though these religions may be understood and may even be applied to and flourish in other cultures and people groups, they continue to represent a particular method or behaviour associated with a particular country or ethnic group. According to Astronist scholarship, the following are national and/or ethnic religions:


 Chinese folk religion (Shenism)
 Confucianism
 Judaism
 Shintoism

 Revealed religion 

 Somatic religion 

 Statistical religion 

 Aspects of religion 

 Astronic religious industry 

 Astronic urreligion 

 Beginningness 

 Conceptuality of religion 

 Digital evangelism 

 Identification 

 Nithism 

 Promulgability 

 Religious marketing 

 Religious retail 

 Processes 

 Commercialisation 
Main article: Commercialisation of religion

 Commodification 
Main article: Commodification of religion

 Economisation 
Main article: Economisation of religion

 Refoundation 
Main article: Refoundation

 Theomorphosis 
Main article: Theomorphosis

 Approaches to religion 

 Astronist naturalism 
Main article: Astronist naturalism

 Astronist supernaturalism 
Main article: Astronist supernaturalism

 Companarianism 
Main article: Companarianism

 Habitualism 
Main article: Habitualism

 Preternaturalism 
Main article: Preternaturalism

 Selectivism 
Main article: Selectivism 

 Tactilism 
Main article: Tactilism

 Astronist theories of religion 

 Comparative 
Main article: Comparative Astronism

 Devotality 
Main article: Devotality
 Corism
 Indifferentism
 Ultrism

 Religious concentricity 
Main article: Religious concentricity
 Core
 Miderior
 Periphery

 Scale of religious expression 
Main article: Scale of religious expression
 Covertism
 Extroversionism
 Indifferentism
 Introversionism
 Overtism

 List of other Astronist theories of religion 
 Ambiguation principle
 Disproportionalism
 Diversity of Thought
 Flipping The Table theory
 Narrative-Conceptual Spectrum
 Narrativity of religion
 Religious open market
 Three Word model
 Too Transcendent To Fail

 Approaches to studying Astronism 
 theological (qualitative)
 philosophical (qualitative)
 sociological (qualitative) (ethnic and cultural composition, interaction of different communities within the public arena, reporting facts about intercultural relations
 institutional (quantitative) (management, development of policies and programmes, regulation)
 ideological (qualitative)  (how to improve) (philosophical reflection on the workings of Astronism, exploring reactions of communities to government agendas)

 Religious traditions 
Main article: List of religions by tradition

 Abrahamism 
Main article: Abrahamism

 Astronicism 
Main article: Astronic religions

 Dharmism 
Main article: Dharmism

 Indigenism 
Main article: Indigenism

 Iranian religions 
Main article: Iranian religions

 Neopaganism 
Main article: Neopaganism

 Neoreligion 
Main article: Neoreligion

 Secularistic religion 
Main article: Secularistic religions

 Spiritualistic religion 
Main article: Spiritualistic religions

 Taoicism 
Main article: Taoic religions 

Keywords and linked resources

See also

  • Astronism

  • Astronist philosophy

  • Comparative Astronism

  • Metaphilosophy

  • Astronic metaphilosophy

  • Incremology

  • Linguistic theology

  • Religious semantics

  • Surography

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