The various traditions of rites of passage are examined in this volume, which covers birth, initiation, marriage and death. It considers the signifcance of such traditions for the individual, family and community, as will as looking at their role in establishing individual and/or cultural identity. The relationship between the rituals enacted and their words is explored along with the relationship be the rituals enacted and their words is explored along with the religion's beliefs about human nature, destiny and the nature of ultimate reality.
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