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Summary of chapters on religion's language, ritual

Assistance is needed in preparing a written responses which should include a general (summary) reflection and your personal reactions to the various focuses.


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The two chapters attached to your posting are fascinating reading. Chapter four discusses language, or human written and oral communication. Myth, or stories that have been handed down for so long they are untraceable as to origin, are discussed, as are other stories, including parables, which teach larger lessons through storytelling (written or oral). Cultures which have oral traditions are mentioned, as when there exists no written language, or as when a strong oral tradition exists even when the culture has a written language. The effect language has on the sacred traditions of various cultures and religions is mentioned, and the importance of ...

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Summary of chapters and reflective personal analysis of religion with focus on language and ritual