At the "rim" of a religion live its history, narratives, and founding precepts. Clarification provides us with a factual and normative understanding of how the outer, or exoteric aspects of that religion present themselves in the world.
Each religious/spiritual tradition can be thought about in terms of a set of unique characteristics defined by:
Do these characteristics help to clarify the way you think about your own, or any other religious/spiritual tradition?
And/Or... can you share an insight that you might have experienced as you focused your thinking through this lens?