2B Zhou religion, OUTLINE

2B Zhou religion, OUTLINE - Two fundamental categories...

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Zhou religion Comments on the five (or six) “classics” (SCT 24- 29) Key concepts 1. Heaven ( tian o ) 2. Mandate of Heaven ( tianming o ) a. Heaven’s responsiveness to humanity b. Legitimation of rule; also, accountability of ruling house Zhou-period texts where these concepts are in play 1. Canons of Yao and Shun (SCT 29-30) 2. The Metal-Bound Coffer (SCT 32-35) 3. Shao Announcement (SCT 35-37) 4. Ode to King Wen (SCT 38)
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Unformatted text preview: Two fundamental categories Ritual : Collective action that has the following traits: formalism; traditionalism; invariance; rule-governance; sacral symbolism; performance (involving framing —“This is different, deliberate, and significant: pay attention!”) Myth : A collectively circulated story that explains important things. Or: ideology in narrative form....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course REL 135g taught by Professor Robertfordcampany during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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