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Sacred Feasts. Ritual Food and Drink - OLET2142

Year - 2020

Sacred food and drink is part of the lived reality of contemporary religions. The unit commences with the introduction of the concept of sacred food restriction, feasts and fasting. The unit then explores "sacred feasts" including the Christian Communion service of bread and wine; banquets served at Chinese New Year (noodles for longevity, dumplings for wealth); "cakes and ale" consumed after modern Pagan rituals; the solemn and joyous Jewish Passover Seder; and sweets eaten at the Hindu Ganesh Chaturthi.

5 x 1 hour online lectures 4 x 1 hour tutorials 2 hours of workshopping the Case Study assignment

10x Quizzes (25%) 3x Field Report (30%) 1x Case Study (45%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive September

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Studies in Religion
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 11 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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