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Reading Assignment: Chapter 10, Religious Adaptation and Change

As you read, consider the following questions and/or ideas:

  • What role does religion play in the survival of a society?
  • The adaptive functions of the Hebrew forbidden pig
  • The adaptive functions of the Hindu sacred cow

Video Lectures


  Introduction to Religious Adaptation and Change ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Changes in Mormon Modesty ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Adaptation of Religious Symbolism ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Societal Hierarchies and Perceptions of Deity ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Adaptation ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Secularization ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Revitalization Movements ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  The Future of Religion ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Conclusion to chapter 10 ( WMV ) ( MOV )

Lecture Notes

Chapter 10 lecture notes ( PDF )

Quiz

Chapter 10 quiz ( HTML )

Additional Resources

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, August 02). Chapter 10. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Anthropology_of_Religion/topic10.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License