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A revealed religion is one which perceives a symbolic center in a set of revelations given by a deity.[1] For information on the last book of the New Testament see the Book of Revelation. ... A deity or a god, is a postulated preternatural being, usually, but not always, of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings. ...


  • ^  "What are Revealed Religions? Distinguishing Characteristics, Beliefs and Practices". atheism.about.com.

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Mystery religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (667 words)
In a mystery religion, an inner core of beliefs, practices, and the religion's true nature, are revealed only to those who have been initiated into its secrets.
As in Gnosticism, gnosis, "knowledge", is conveyed experientially, thus mysteries and mystery religions do not produce a body of scripture that is claimed to be "revealed" by the prophet of a deity.
In The Golden Ass (2nd century) Lucius Apuleius's narrator sought to express his ultimate piety by revealing that he was an initiate (mystes) of "almost all of the Greek mysteries" available to him, revealing the open and tolerant nature among such cults.
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