Posted Jul 16, 2011 Every culture is a religion externalized, a faith incarnated into life and action. Article. One of them tries to see Religion as the soul of culture. Christianity is based on the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah for which would deliver the Israelites. But it is exactly at this point, regarding the faith’s relationship with culture, that Christianity is virtually unlike any other religion in the world, said a respected professor and author. Religion itself is always related to multiple factors, including the economy, politics, and the family lives of people living in a country. "This seems to be favored on the assumption that it helps explain the power religion has to bind a person to a community, culture, course of action, ideology, etc. Ultimately religion and culture are inseparable in many ways. Published online: 10 Nov 2020. This child’s name was Jesus of Nazareth. Many say the etymology of religion lies with the Latin word religare, which means "to tie, to bind. Around 4 B.C.E., a child was born from a virgin according to the Bible. Abstract | Full Text | References | PDF (305 KB) 14 Views; 0 CrossRef citations; Altmetric; Article. Religion interacts with all of these factors, and together they help shape the culture of a specific group of people. The Hebrew religious culture’s greatest attribute to modern cultures is the creation of Christianity and Islam. Culture and Religion, Volume 20, Issue 4 (2019) Research Article . Pages: 351-370. Culture and Religion are not the same, though they are very close. Perhaps, one may quote the Pirahas as an example of such a culture. Too often Christianity is tied to the culture – commonly to the ambition of the Christian left or right. There are various theories that suggest a model of relationship between them. A huge factor in different cultures is different religions. Jason Andrew Bartashius . White Samurai in a fascistic house of mirrors: Fight Club, Zen and the art of (Re)constructing ethno-nationalism. As Christopher Dawson wrote in his book Religion and Culture, "In all ages the first creative works of a culture are due to a religious inspiration and dedicated to a religions end" (Dawson 50).Almost every piece of art created by the Greeks or Romans were dedicated to their gods or depicted the gods doing certain things. Religion is an extremely important factor when it comes to shaping culture. This view doesn't consider the fact that there could also be non-religious cultures. Culture Shapes Religious Belief Implications of Culture for Religious Fundamentalism and Pluralism . For thousands of years, various societies have had some form of religion at the center of their cultural beliefs and practices.