Intro Religions Slide 7 Ritual Theory1

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Ritual Theory Baptism and Bris
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Today’s class Review Creation Unit Why thematic units and not content? Functions of rituals Kinds of rituals Bris Baptism
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Creation Unit Review Primary material: Creation stories: Gikuyu, Native-American collection, Enuma Elish, Hymn to Aton, Genesis 1-3, Creation of Japan, Hindu collection Origination story: Christian gospels (canon, and extra) Secondary material: Eliade (hierophany, axis mundi, sacred vs. profane space, orienting effect, religious vs. modern man) Ruether: culture texts Pagels: culture, selected texts, rejected texts Why not just study the content of each tradition? Why do this course in thematic units?
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Why not just study the content? Emic Cyclist Details Etic Patterns/themes Wheels, Direction Creation stories Body, balance Rituals Balance/crash Theodicy Design Gender Complexity 3000 level+
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Functions of Rituals Definitions of religion (1
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course RELIGION 2001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State.

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Intro Religions Slide 7 Ritual Theory1 - Ritual Theory...

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