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Reading Assignment: Chapter 7, Religious Ritual

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

  • What are the psychological and social functions of ritual?
  • Why do people practice rituals?
  • How could magic be both "false" and "useful" at the same time?
  • How do rituals symbolize the stresses and tensions of social life?

Video Lectures


  Introduction to Religious Ritual ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Mormon Sacrament ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Participation in Rituals ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Rituals in the Human Lifecycle ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Rituals as Sacred Underwriting of Ideology ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Ritual as Influence ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Technological Rituals ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Rituals as Therapy and Anti-Therapy ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Salvation Rituals ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Mysticism and Salvation in Rituals ( WMV ) ( MOV )
    Manipulation and Petition ( WMV ) ( MOV )
      Shoshone Love Magic ( WMV ) ( MOV )
  Conclusion to chapter 7 ( WMV ) ( MOV )

Lecture Notes

Chapter 7 lecture notes ( PDF )

Quiz

Chapter 7 quiz ( HTML )

Images

Chapter 7 images ( HTML )

Additional Resources

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, August 02). Chapter 7. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Anthropology_of_Religion/topic7.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License