Ethos Ritual And Everyday Life

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Seeing things under this light, it is easy to recognize the strong link that exists between ethos, ritual and everyday life. According to Aldo N. Terrin (1999, 153)1,“ritual explains itself because it explains life, creating a feed-back originated with it. [Ritual] is a primum that can not be perceived outside the contexts of daily situations of the real life”, therefore we are able to observe it inside the “fundamental behaviors” of people “within the obvious facts of their life”. According to this theologian, the fact that ritual belong to the world of obviousness, makes very difficult any reading of it. Therefore to consider ritual within the frame of the real life, «should be prior to any interpretive reading». It seems to me that the statement

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