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31/01/2019 1 Religion and Society Rituals ANTH2550 / RELI 2736 January 31, 2019 Instructor: Alyshea Cummins Lecture
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31/01/2019 2 Ritual vs Religious Ritual Ritual : a patterned, recurring sequence of behaviours Examples? Religious Ritual : a ritual that involves the manipulation of religious symbols Such as prayers, offerings , sacrifices , and reading sacred literature Examples? Rituals can be both private and public Public rituals reinforce group acceptance and facilitate group belonging Examples? Religious Ritual Two Elements of Religious Practice: 1. Ritual 2. Myth Examples? Power of Myth: Story Tellers
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31/01/2019 3 Types of Rituals I Prescriptive Rituals: a ritual that a deity or religious authority requires to be performed Examples? Situational Rituals (AKA Crisis Rituals ): a ritual that arises as needed, frequently in times of crisis Examples? Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing (1986) Types of Rituals II Periodic Rituals (AKA Calendrical Rituals ): rituals that are performed on a regular basis as part of a religious calendar Examples?
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