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Extra - Religion and Ritual

Extra - Religion and Ritual - ANTH101 Week11...

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ANTH101  Week 11 Religion and Ritual  November 10, 2009 I. Ritual – Highly formalized and often repetitive a. Ritual and Religion i. Ritual is the way you live your religion ii. Large connection between ritual, religion, and myths 1. Ritual gives religion/mythic narratives meaning in every day  life 2. Symbolic Elements b. Rites of Passage (pgs 220-224) i. Ritual that marks the transition between one socially defined stage  to another 1. Marriage, Birth, Graduation, Bar Mitzvah, etc.  ii. The stages of a rite of passage (Van Gennep and Turner) 1. Separation – people going through the rite of passage is  separated from community 2. Transition/Liminal Stage – Process of moving from one 
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