Rituals in Eastern Religions Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

Rituals in Eastern Religions
An examination of rituals in the Chinese, Hindu and Anishnabe religions.
# 39388 | 2,150 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 08, 2003 in Religion and Theology (Eastern)

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This paper examines the rituals in three Eastern religions, Chinese, Hindu and Anishnabe, and focuses on how these rituals express the primary relationship between humans and the most important numinous entities. The paper highlights how family, visions, and diversity are the three core themes in the religions of China, Anishnabe and Hindu.


From the Paper:

"It is impossible to discuss any aspect of Chinese society and culture without discussing the central role of the family according to Laurence G Thompson: "The central importance of the family is no doubt a specific distinguishing characteristic of Chinese society, and the function of the ancestral cult is certainly a distinguishing characteristic of the Chinese family." (Thompson, 1996, p. 31) It could also have been written the family 'is certainly a distinguishing characteristic of Chinese religion and ritual.
"For this reason Jordan paper write, "Chinese religion, a religion some have called 'familism' is a religion which has at its center the family itself, with a focus on the dead" and "a cult of the dead." Jordan writes that Chinese religion is "imbued...with a set of ritual practices" and that the rituals of Chinese religion "focus on the deceased members of the family." (Paper, 1994, p. 79)
"The rituals of Chinese religion that provide contact with the spirit world and numinous entities are focused on the family. Specially, they focus on ancestors and ancestor worship. Paper writes an outline of the "essence" of Chinese religion rituals. "These rituals consist of offering a meal and other necessities to the spirit realm, particularly those most important to humans, the departed members of the family. This meal is then eaten by the living members of the family.""

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