Plate, â??Incenseâ? and â??Drums,â? The History of Religion
Why are objects important for religious practice specifically and for human experience in general? How do religious practitioners differentiate between â??sacredâ? and â??profaneâ? objects? What makes an object â??sacredâ?? Do we make objects what they are, or do they make us who we are? What is the difference between â??naturalâ? and â??culturalâ? objects both in human experience and in religion? What part of your personal experience did this reading cause you think about differently? What part of the reading resonated with your own personal experience? What question or comment would you like to ask or offer the author and/or subject of the reading?