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Reading Assignment: Chapter 5, Religion as Expressive Culture

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

  • Religion, play, art, love, and mental disorders: the fuzzy boundaries
  • Natural symbols 
  • What does a religion reveal about a society's structure and values?

Video Lectures


  Introduction to Religion as Expressive Culture ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Feelings in Religion ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Yanomamo Healing Ritual ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Western Rituals and Feelings ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Values, Piety, Morality ( WMV ) ( MOV )
      Apache Piety ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Values, Piety, and Morality Continued ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Natural Symbols ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Symbolism in the Christian Baptism ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    The Human Body ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Nature as a Source of Symbols ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Conclusion to Chapter 5 ( WMV ) ( MOV )

Lecture Notes

Chapter 5 lecture notes ( PDF )

Quiz

Chapter 5 quiz ( HTML )

Images

Chapter 5 images ( HTML )

Additional Resources

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, August 02). Chapter 5. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Anthropology_of_Religion/topic5.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License