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Answer Briefly the Following Question : Give the Meanings of the Terms Beliefs and Rituals. - Sociology

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Answer briefly the following question :

Give the meanings of the terms beliefs and rituals.

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Solution

Beliefs refer to a cognitive state of mind where some person places faith or trust in some person or thing. They refer to attitudes towards mythological, supernatural or spiritual aspects of religion, a system of knowledge or understanding shared by a group. For example, faith in a supernatural power (animism) is a belief. Rituals refer to behavioral aspects of repetitive actions and sacred words. Enchanting of mantras or performing religious rites is termed as a ritual.

Concept: Definition of Religion and Society
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