Haviland Chapter 13

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Chapter 13 Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural
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Chapter Preview What Are Religion and Spirituality? What Are the Identifying Features of Religion and Spirituality? What Functions Do Religion and Spirituality Serve?
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What Are Religion and Spirituality? Religion is an organized system of ideas about spiritual reality, or the supernatural, along with associated beliefs and ceremonial practices. Spirituality, which also concerns the supernatural, involves less formalized spiritual beliefs and practices and is often individual rather than collective.
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What Are the I dentifying Features of Religion and Spirituality? Religion consists of beliefs and rituals that people use to interpret, appeal to, and manipulate supernatural beings and powers to their advantage. A body of myths rationalizes or explains the system in a manner consistent with people’s experience in the world in which they live.
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What Functions Do Religion and Spirituality Serve? All religions serve a number of important functions: They reduce anxiety by explaining the unknown and offer comfort in times of crisis. They provide notions of right and wrong, setting precedents for acceptable behavior. Through ritual, religion may be used to enhance the learning of oral traditions.
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Worldview The collective body of ideas that members of a culture generally share concerning the ultimate shape and substance of their reality.
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Religion Organized belief in the supernatural. Fulfill numerous social and psychological needs. No known group of people anywhere on the face of the earth, at any time over the past 100,000 years, have been without religion.
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Religion Members of the Church of Zion, an indigenous Christian church with a Zulu congregation, perform a baptism in the Indian Ocean near Durban, South Africa. Over half of Christian church members in South Africa belong to churches that combine traditional African beliefs and rituals with Christianity.
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Non-Christian Religions in the US are Growing Islam (3-5 million followers – up from 527,000 in 1990 Buddhism (2-3million – up from 401,000 in 1990 Hinduism (1.28 million – up from 227,000 in 1990 New age groups like Wicca is growing …in addition to those who do not affiliate with any religion (from U.S. Census 2000 Imagine these numbers today.
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Major Religions of the World
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Anthropological Approach to Religion Religion is an organized system of ideas about the spiritual sphere, along with ceremonial practices by which people try to interpret and/or influence aspects of the universe otherwise beyond their control. Spirituality is also concerned with the sacred, as distinguished from material matters, but it is often individual rather than collective and does not require a distinctive format or traditional organization.
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Anthropological Approach to Religion Food-foraging peoples, whose technological ability to manipulate their environment is limited, and who tend to see themselves as part
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