3A03_2012-09-20_Lecture 4 - Date Thursday Essential...

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Date : Thursday September 20, 2012 Essential Question : Why did Durkheim not find Animism/Naturism satisfactory? How did Man arrive at two categories the sacred and the profane? Key Points : Animism 4 elements of religion Totemism Naturism Profane & Sacred Herbert Spencer Max Muller 4 Elements that constitute religion - Beliefs - Rites - Division of the world into the Profane and the Sacred o Note: Neither Animism nor Naturism is able to explain this component - Religious community/church Animism - Sees dream life as important for the soul - Two components of the world o The Body… in the material world o The Soul… dreams allow you to go wherever… it is not completely detached from The Body… able to travel only in a limited way - Only when the Body dies, does the Soul become a Spirit… the Spirit can be good or evil … this becomes an explanation for good & bad things that cant be explained - Refers to pg. 41 o “An evil spirit has entered his body, agitating him…” -

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