Religion: What is the definition of religion?

My quest for definitions means continual self-tutoring. The tutor discusses the definition of religion.

religion: system of belief in and worship of a supernatural power or god.1

Over the past year I’ve been party to several discussions about belief in God. More than one person has indicated that belief in God is distinct from religion.

What, then is the definition of religion? Is it the one above?

I stumbled upon a video on YouTube in which Abhay Charanavarinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada defines religion:

Religion means to understand God.2


1Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.


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