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Lecture on World Religions-Jan 8th

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Winter

Description
World Religions th January 8 - Vedas scared text of Hinduism - Religious practices Vedic religion (oral, based on sacrifice, internal harmony) o Through ritual (series of activities) support the idea of harmony o Conscious thought sacrificial activities - ritual becomes very precise as time goes on body of thought to achieve precise end (perfection) - sacrifice involved process order of ritual, how hymns were sung (pronunciationtonality) - development of ritual specialists BRAHMINS o study everything that had to do with Vedic religion o hired job make sure nothing goes wrong during sacrifices and everything is done correctly perform rituals - Vedic religion evolution - 1500 BCE 800 BCE development of Vedic ritual increasingly defined - dominant motifs rituals - movement to descent and protest towards Vedic religion disenchantment due to 3 major considerations: o 1. increasingly, people feel alienated from sacrificerituals develop critique of control of religious space by one select group of people HAVE to delegate others, nothing one can do to perform cor
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