The Sacred Santa

Watch the Virtual Lecture: “The Sacred Santa: and consider DeChants assertion that Consumerism is the hidden religion in America. In the Virtual Lecture: “Theories of Religion”, you are giving a number of Anthropological explanations of the religious phenomenon. Choose three of these theories and apply them to the consumer religion. For instance, how does the Consumption ritual relieve stress, answer ultimate questions, or reflect our socioeconomic relations? Be creative and feel free to draw on your own experiences. You may want to consult your book, or does a short web search, for some further details about the theorist in question.

Do some research on the web, or in the library, and find a creation story from another culture. Read the creation story, then tell the story, on the discussion board, in your own words.  Take the story in and re-present it as a traditional storyteller would. Have fun and be creative. Be sure to provide citations and reference for your source(s).




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