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Rastafari - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this chapter's bite-sized lessons to examine the fundamentals of the Rastafarian religion. After exploring the Rastafari movement, you'll take a look at the religion's symbols, beliefs, lifestyle, diet and more. We've provided short self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter to help you retain important Rastafarian terms, facts and concepts. Your dashboard keeps track of your progress, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Summarize the history of Rastafarianism
- Interpret Rastafarian symbols
- Assess the core beliefs, rituals and rules of Rastafarianism
- Recognize Rastafarian holidays
- Describe the Rastafarian lifestyle, diet and clothing
1. Rastafarianism: Definition & History
Rastafarianism, is a religion based out of Jamaica with nearly one million global followers. It isn't all just dreadlocks and reggae; the background, history, and some of the faith's facts are explained here.
2. Rastafarianism: Movement & Symbols
In this lesson, learn how Rastafarianism formed and why certain symbols are associated with it. Discover the deep political and cultural movements involved, the prophesies of one of its founders, and how an Ethiopian Emperor was declared to be God.
3. Rastafarianism: Beliefs, Rituals & Rules
In this lesson, we'll explore Rastafarianism. Taking a closer look at its beliefs, holy rules to live by, and unique rituals, we will better understand this fascinating belief system from Jamaica.
4. Rastafarianism: Holidays & Diet
Rastafarianism is a relatively new religion that has its roots in Jamaica. This lesson will provide an overview of the holidays that are observed by Rastafarians, and the religious dietary practices they adhere to.
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