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STATE IDEOLOGY
IRRELIGION
THAILAND
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KALMYKIA
FORMAL STATE RELIGION
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MANICHEANISM
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BUDDHA
SHINTOISM
STATE CHURCH
ROMAN STATE RELIGION
SHIITE ISLAM
OFFICIAL STATE RELIGION
MAJORITY
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
REPUBLIC
INDEPENDENT STATE
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
COUNTRIES
FRANCE
FRENCH REVOLUTION
STATUS
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
GOGURYEO
NORWAY
RUSSIAN EMPIRE
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GOVERNMENT
THEODOSIUS
DENOMINATION
ROMAN EMPERORS
REIGN
DIOCLETIAN
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ASHOKA
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Review of Short Phrases and Links

    This Review contains major "State Religion"- related terms, short phrases and links grouped together in the form of Encyclopedia article.

Definitions

  1. A state religion (also called an official religion, established church or state church) is a religious body or creed officially endorsed by the state.
  2. The state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism, and the population of 691,141 is predominantly Buddhist, with Hinduism being the second-largest religion.

Great

  1. It was Cyrus the great who united Persia in 559 BC and Zoroastrianism was established as a state religion.

Vladimir

  1. In the 10th century, Christianity became the state religion under Vladimir, who adopted Greek Orthodox rites.

Emperor

  1. The emperor apparently realised that he had gained for the State religion merely the feeblest and most worthless of the Christians.

Advent

  1. Buddhism was recognised as the state religion and it gloriously served as such until the advent of the foreign rulers.

Israel

  1. Note: Officially, Israel has no state religion or established church.
  2. The Bible makes it clear that the official state religion of Israel was the sole worship of the God Yahweh, centered at the Jerusalem Temple.

State Ideology

  1. Instead of a state religion there is a state ideology, Pancasila.

Irreligion

  1. Brothers and sisters, irreligion as the state religion would be the worst of all combinations.

Thailand

  1. Buddhism is the state religion of Thailand.

Thais

  1. In 2007, calls were made by some Thais for Buddhism to be recognized in the new national constitution as a state religion.

Kalmykia

  1. According to Telo Tulku Rinpoche, Buddhism is not a state religion in Kalmykia.

Formal State Religion

  1. Practitioners of faiths other than the formal state religion sometimes face discriminatory rules and practices.

Facto State Religion

  1. This pattern of a national church was common in most orthodox countries with many of them becoming the de facto state religion.

Manicheanism

  1. Here, in 762, Manicheanism became the state religion of the Uyghur Empire.

Sassanids

  1. In 252 C.E., the Sassanids turned it into a vassal state, while King Urnayr officially adopted Christianity as the state religion in the fourth century.

Sassanid Rule

  1. Sassanid rule and the system of social stratification were reinforced by Zoroastrianism, which became the state religion.

Secular State

  1. Practically, a state without a state religion is called a secular state.

Religious Freedom

  1. Although Buddhism became the primary and state religion, Thais always subscribed to the ideal of religious freedom.
  2. Theravada Buddhism is the state religion, but religious freedom is constitutionally guaranteed.

Buddha

  1. After he sought penitence in Buddhism, he studied the teachings of the Buddha and later instituted Buddhism as the state religion.
  2. After the king had answered the riddle, he apparently agreed to follow the teachings of the Buddha and declared it state religion.

Shintoism

  1. Buddhism and Shintoism were officially separated and Shintoism was set as the state religion.

State Church

  1. There is also a difference between a "state church" and "state religion".

Roman State Religion

  1. Egypt and Africa were missionary fields where Christianity soon rivaled the major cults of Rome and the Roman state religion.
  2. The Pontifex maximus was the leader of the pontifical college (collegium pontificum), the highest priestly order in the Roman state religion.

Shiite Islam

  1. They established Shiite Islam as the state religion, promoted Sufism, and instituted state capitalism to support wide-ranging political and social goals.

Official State Religion

  1. Khan Boris converted Bulgaria to the Christianity, the Volga Bulgaria, guided by Khan Almush, son of Shilki, accepted Islam as the official state religion.
  2. Iran is the world's center of Shiite Islam, and it is the official state religion.
  3. He is also known for making Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

Majority

  1. There is no state religion, but the majority of the population is Sunni Muslim.

Roman Catholic Church

  1. The constitution of 1978 disestablished the Roman Catholic Church as the official state religion, while recognizing the role it plays in Spanish society.

Republic

  1. While the Republic of Djibouti names the Islam as the sole state religion, the Constitution of 1992 provides for the equality of citizens of all faiths (Art.
  2. Egypt is a republic with Islam as the state religion.

Independent State

  1. However, Zoroastrianism persisted as the state religion of the independent state of Hyrcania until the fifteenth century.

European Countries

  1. Portugal like most European countries has no state religion, making it a secular state.

Countries

  1. Many countries have one formal state religion.

France

  1. France was then a mostly Catholic country; Catholicism was the state religion.

French Revolution

  1. Intolerance remained the norm until the French Revolution, when state religion was abolished and all Church property confiscated.

Status

  1. Although these efforts stopped short of making Buddhism the state religion, Nara Buddhism heightened the status of the imperial family.

Official Language

  1. Shi'a Islam is the state religion and Persian the official language.
  2. Shi'a Islam is the official state religion and Persian the official language.

Goguryeo

  1. Goguryeo was also the first Korean kingdom to adopt Buddhism as the state religion in 372, under King Sosurim reign.

Norway

  1. The state religion in Norway is the Lutheran faith, but reverence for nature is also very strongly ingrained.

Russian Empire

  1. While the state religion of Russian Empire was Orthodoxy this religion historically prevailed in Tyumen.

Iceland

  1. In the year 1000 A.D., Christianity became the state religion of Iceland.

Government

  1. Of course it is best for the unity of the Roman empire that the government and state religion be centered in the same location.
  2. The state religion has long been supported financially by the government through annual subsidies to monasteries, shrines, monks, and nuns.
  3. In Bulgaria, since the state religion was Orthodox, his presence was resented by both government and Orthodox Church authorities.

Theodosius

  1. Theodosius I is also known for making Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

Denomination

  1. The degree and nature of state backing for denomination or creed designated as a state religion can vary.
  2. Types of state churches The degree and nature of state backing for denomination or creed designated as a state religion can vary.

Roman Emperors

  1. Roman emperors, as heads of the state religion, had always been responsible for keeping the gods at peace with men (pax deorum).
  2. Roman emperors were considered divine, and controlled the state religion.

Reign

  1. The Horde's military clout peaked during the reign of Uzbeg (1312–41), who adopted Islam as state religion.
  2. During her reign, Empress Wu placed Buddhism over Daoism as the favored state religion.
  3. Mary I attempted, however, to restore Roman Catholicism as the state religion, and during her reign many Protestants were burned at the stake.

Diocletian

  1. Seeing Christianity as a threat to Roman state religion and thus to the unity of the empire, Diocletian launched a violent persecution of Christians.
  2. The first real war was the last, under Diocletian; it was to decide whether paganism or Christianity was to be the state religion.

Establishment

  1. The rule of Hulagu's great-grandson, Ghazan Khan (1295-1304) saw the establishment of Islam as the state religion of the Ilkhanate.
  2. The founders proscribed the establishment of a state religion, but they did not countenance the elimination of religion from the public square.
  3. The more radical Confederates pressed for a reversal of the plantations and the establishment of Catholicism as state religion in Ireland.

Ashoka

  1. Ashoka made Buddhism the state religion for having found peace in it.

Edict

  1. The edict in effect made Christianity a lawful religion, although it did not, as is sometimes believed, make Christianity the official state religion.

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