The initiation rites for male Australian aborigines include a stage when they are isolated from the rest of society and undergo a cram course in tribal lore;the trauma associated with their ordeal is part of a teaching method that ensures that they will remember what they are taught.This particular stage in the puberty ceremony would be referred to as the stage of _______________ by Arnold Van Gennep.
Three sacred mountains are shared by three religious traditions.The mountains are Mount Ararat,Mount Horeb,and Mount Moriah.The three religious traditions are _____________________________________________.
One of the functions of religion is control of those aspects of the universe which otherwise lie beyond the believer's control.A corollary of this statement is: the less control you have over your universe,the greater the role religion will play in your life.If we accept this assumption,we would expect to find more religious activity among which of the following?
Which choice below best fills in the following blank? A good example of animism exists among Inuit of Artic Canada.They believe that nature is animated by supernatural beings separable from the ________________________ they inhabit.
The anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep analyzed ceremonies that help individuals through crucial stages of their life cycles.He said that each ceremony may be analytically divided into three stages,_______________,transition,and incorporation.