Intro Religions Slide 9 Hopi Rituals Gill

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Ritual Theory Turner, van Gennep, Hopi Rituals, Sam Gill
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Four functions of ritual Four functions of ritual Orients participants to space & time Connects participants to divine Connects participants to larger community Includes the body as an instrument for religion
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Three Kinds of Rituals Calendar Rituals Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Special Occasion These are rituals that are not regularly performed, and/or rituals that not everyone will perform. Life Cycle Birth Coming of Age Marriage Death
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Arnold van Gennep Rites of passage “Rites which accompany every change of place, state, social position and age” Three stages of Initiation Rites Prelimary, liminaire, postliminaire Separation : the initiate is removed from the rest of the community Transition : (or limen , from Latin for threshold ): the initiate leaves the community until the rites are complete Re-Aggregation : the initiate re-joins the community
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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 University, Atlanta.

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