SOC 367 Rituals

SOC 367 Rituals - Rituals Friday, January 18, 2008 12:42 PM...

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Legitimizes our experience s Informs us of the power of sacred things s It brings the sacred out of the realm of the ideal It is important to share our experience with others s This is the most important factor s Almost always a group phenomenon Helps us understand what to do when sacred comes into contact with the profane Eating sacred meals (rules of preparation) s Genuflecting in front of the cross s Great care is taken in preparation of the sacred to come into contact with the profane What is the significance of snakes s Giving up the worldly to come into contact with the sacred Victory in the loss of one's self Bible passage in which it states that true believers will take up serpents up into their hands and not be harmed "And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 367 taught by Professor Krismorgan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University.

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