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The End of God-TalkAn African American Humanist Theology$
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Anthony B. Pinn

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195340822

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340822.001.0001

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Humanistic Celebration as the Ritualizing of  Life

Humanistic Celebration as the Ritualizing of  Life

(p.116) 6 Humanistic Celebration as the Ritualizing of  Life
The End of God-Talk

Anthony B. Pinn

Oxford University Press

Unlike theistic celebration and rituals based on relationship to the Divine and taking place in sacred space, this chapter argues for a more mundane sense of celebration and ritual. It argues that humanist celebration involves recognition of the depth of life and a desire to connect to the details of our existence. Celebration, in this way, takes place in a variety of spaces—over dinner, during a walk, in one's living room, and so on.

Keywords:   celebration, rituals, ordinary experiences, sacred space

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