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Folk Religion

by: Austin Courter

Folk Religion F131

Austin Courter
GPA 3.76
Folklore in the United States
Professor Caffery

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Folklore in the United States
Professor Caffery
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Austin Courter on Tuesday September 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to F131 at Indiana University taught by Professor Caffery in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Folklore in the United States in Literature at Indiana University.


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Date Created: 09/29/15
Folk Religion quotThe totality of all those views and practices of religion that exist among the people apart from and alongside of cial religion Religiose Volkskundequot 1922 0 Religious Folklife in its totality 0 Folk Religion in tension with of cial religion 0 If folk religion does not nequal of cial religion then folk religion is equal to unof cial religion 0 Leonard Primiano amp quotVernacular Religionquot 0 He critiques yoders def Folk religion reinforces hierarchy of elite and folk levels 0 Instead quotVernacular Religionquot quotReligion as it is livedquot Case Study Santeria o quotThe way of the saintsquot 0 Contact of African slaves with Cathlocism in Cuba in the 18th century 0 Diverse following in the US o Yoruban Orishas Spiritual intermediaries o Orishas disguised by the slaves as Catholic Saints 0 Case study 2 Snake Handlers 0 Church of God with signs Following OR Church of Lord Jesus with Sign Following Offshoot of Pentecostal denomination They do this because they believe they are following scripture from the bible OOOO


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