Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bob Marley and Religion

┬áReggae music plays a large role in the Rastafarian religion. The most influential individual within the reggae movement was Bob Marley who gained international acclaim for his music and globalized the Rastafarian cause. To Rastafarians reggae is a religious experience … Continue reading

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Children of Africa: Systems of Symbols in Boboshanti Rastafarianism

Geertz defines religion as a system of symbols that motivates the way people live their lives. The Boboshanti use aspects of other religions to define their way of life. Most strikingly perhaps are their adherence to the Sabbath, their use … Continue reading

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Aten and Yahweh: a comparison of psalm 104 and The Hymn of the Aten

Although The Hymn to the Aten and Psalm 104 are very similar they contain many differences. Both of the pieces contain intricate descriptions of the power and blessings of the lord. The introductions contain similarities as the Egyptian Hymn describes … Continue reading

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