In both the myths and doctrines the gods and the god ness are superhuman and

In both the myths and doctrines the gods and the god

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ness are superhuman and have extra ordinary powers.The myths describes the relationship between the divine and human realm while the doctrinesincorporates the systematic formulation of religious teachings in an intellectually coherent form. The myths incorporates some stories which explain and inspire for example the story of Hopi which is a Indian tradition of how peaches became sweet and the bees got wings while the doctrines are related in complex ways to the practices of people who belong to a certain relation. Both the myths and the doctrines are as a result of rituals.
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In conclusion myths are complex stories which demonstrate the inner meaning of the universe and human life while the doctrines are a set of beliefs that are taught or held by the church.Question 33. Choose a ritual (either an example from class, or from your personal knowledge) and describe it in its different phases using the terms 'separation', 'liminal phase', 're-incorporation', and 'communitas'.Baby naming and circumcision is an example of the Jewish rituals. The baby naming and the circumcision ritual has four phases. These phases are the separation, the liminal phase, re-incorporation and the communitas phase.in the separation phase the baby is taken away from the other children and he or she is given a Hebrew name this is because the Jews believes the Hebrew language to be holy and it is the spiritual essence of all the creation. In the liminal phase the ceremony known as the simchat bat in Hebrew occurs often in the synagogue but occasionally it takes place at the parents’ home.
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There is a reading is reading from the torah. The reading signifies that the child has joined the society in a new status. The child is circumcised. In this communitas phase the Jewish believe that circumcision connects every male child to God’s covenant with Abraham and all the descendants of Abraham. This ritual represents each male child’s obedience to God’s authority and his faithfulness to God’s plan for the Jews. In the last phase which is re- incorporation, the ceremony held is known as the brit milah in Hebrew and this also re-incorporates the child in the society or in the Jewish religion. This removes the child out of the isolation and he is taken back to the community with a new identity.
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