Anth. 101 Notes 12

Anth. 101 Notes 12 - No one of you is a believer until he...

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Religion, Agency, and Social Construction Religion and culutal construction Religion provides worldview explaining structure of world and society Religion provides moral strictures (rules) for behavior Religion mobilizes individuals for action Religious myths Myths of origin and history Natural world Society Myths of morality Myths describing the structure and workings of nature and society Reproduction Provides moral strictures and mundane rules for behavior Provides sanctions for violations of stricutres and rules Provides vasis for social legitimacy Contributes to social and ethical identities Moral strictures and codes All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. (Matt. 7:1)
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Unformatted text preview: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (No. 13 of Al-Nawawi's 40 Hadiths) This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others what you would not have them do unto you. (Mahabharata 5,1517) What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary. (Talmud, Shabbat 31a) Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. (Udana-Varga 5,1) Religion and agency Religion provides motivation for action (agency) Religion provides organization and leadership for collective action Religion and social action/change Revitalization Charity Proselytizing Jihad and crusade...
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