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120.TopicOutline11 - 1 CSULB Instructor: George M. Scott...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 CSULB Instructor: George M. Scott ANTHROPOLOGY 120 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY OUTLINE ─ TOPIC 11 RELIGION " MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM ET FASCINOSUM" (WESTON LA BARRE C THE GHOST DANCE ) I. INTRODUCTION A. Basic Definition ________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________. B. Implications a. Human Behavior ─ Verbal (Belief/Myth) and Nonverbal (Ritual).____________________ _______________________________________________________________________. b. Culturally Universal._______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________. c. The Supernatural ─ Both Beings and Forces (Personal and Impersonal)._______________ _______________________________________________________________________. II. ORIGIN OF RELIGION A. Neanderthal ( Homo sapiens neanderthalensis ) Burials ________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________. B. E. B. Tylor and Animism ________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________. 1. Dreams→Human Soul→Spirits of Nature______________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 2 _______________________________________________________________________. 2. Evolution From Animism (Primitive) to Polytheism (Barbaric) to Monotheism (Civilized).______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________. C. Robert R. Marett and Animatism _________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________. 1. Predates Animism________________________________________________________. 2. Impersonal, Imminent Force_________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________. D. Sir James Frazer, Magic, and Religion 1. Religion Evolves Out of Magic (="Primitive Science"). 2. Imitative Magic ─ "Law of Similarity."_________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________....
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course ANTH 7173 taught by Professor George during the Spring '10 term at CSU Long Beach.

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