10-27 Religion

10-27 Religion - i. (1) Viewing religion a as a holistic...

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Religion© 1) Religion - a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. 2) Grouping By Similarities a. Sacred texts b. Deity c. Prayer d. Exhortation e. Taboo f. Feasts g. Sacrifice 3) More specific definition using research discipline a. Religion is a system of symbols which acts(1) to establish powerful pervasive and long lasting moods and motivations in people by(2) formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and(3) clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.(4)
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Unformatted text preview: i. (1) Viewing religion a as a holistic system is vital for a study of culture because of the pervasive nature of culture. ii. (2) religion influences human behavior iii. (3) Religion orders society and beliefs iv. (4)Religion points to a reality outside of and independent of the subjective experience of the religious community. In other words, religion has influence outside of any specific community and adherents report truthfulness to their experience. 4) Sacred Ritual a. An agreed on and formalized pattern of ceremonial rituals that can be carried out in a context i. Repetitive social practice with sequence of symbolic activities ii. Set off from the routine of everyday life iii. Follows characterizes iv. GO ON ELC AND COPY...
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