Unformatted text preview: least as long as modern human beings 3. Religion normally reflects the social structure of the culture in which it is practiced 4. In many cases, religion enforces this structure, acting as an agent of social control - at the same time, though, religion can also be used to challenge the status quo 6. The role of ritual is a central one in religion Among the most important rituals are rites of passage , such as wedding, funerals, and initiations- These may be understood through structural and processual approaches...
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- Spring '08
- Anthropology, modern human beings