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Koontz understands the site as a place for transferring power between warriors and merchants, while Kristan-Graham sees its main significance in forming social identity through ancestor veneration. These variant interpretations may indicate multiple purposes of the Tula structure or simply alternative possibilities.
In Third Isaiah the early post-exilic prophet's break with prevalent ideas of social structure was intended to reconstitute the temple community, (94) and here this new sense of inclusion is radically expressed through a re-conceptualization of ancestor veneration. (95) In contrast, the symbolism of feeding the dead in Hosea 9 affirms Deuteronomic law (Deut.
Early missionary Christianity condemned the indigenous artistic cultural inventions of the Karanga as heathen, since some of them had religious value as they were linked to ancestor veneration, especially through the local sacred practitioners.' Subsequently, the Dutch Reformed Church prohibited worship behaviour which incorporated indigenous forms of worship and cultural artifacts they deemed were "heathen." This included the ban on the use of hwamanda (musical horns) kupururudza (ululating) and kupembera (dancing joyfully).
The latter is especially concerned with relating Jesus to ancestor veneration and the strong shamanistic traditions of Korea.
Buddhist worship incorporates ancestor veneration along with honouring Buddha.
The sense of community, communion, solidarity and representation is among the things that make ancestor veneration central to the African heritage (Onwubiko 1994, 141).
The tradition of ancestor veneration is shown by the funeral practices with offerings of food, and clothing.
Furthermore, they saw distinct parallels betwen Hwesa ancestor veneration and Catholic veneration of saints.
In the ritual of ancestor veneration, the role of the elder son is central.
Found in the wider culture of reverence for heroes, they include reverence for sincere failures, but for a proper understanding, the general role of ancestor veneration in Japanese religions must also be taken into account.
He singles out for special attention such rituals as the casting of spells, exorcism, ancestor veneration, agricultural rites, sacrifice, etc., all of which are placed within the context of Gayo cosmology.
How exactly the task might be carried out is not discussed directly by Bediako; it is indicated only obliquely in the last paragraph of her book where she cites as an example the work on ancestor veneration and the communion of saints by E.
The author then links this argument to ancestor veneration in which the deceased are thought to need a seat "where they can receive homage and emanate their benevolence".
Of course this name had connotations in Chinese culture, especially with their ancestor veneration. The Pope said that the translation was unacceptable.