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Since this quantity is designed to advertise this alteration of perform, it truly is becoming that it may Open with a short inquiry into the factors of the anomalous scenario at the moment acquiring and with a few indication of how within which it's was hoping that the switch could be led to. For there could be absolute confidence that the shortcoming of functional reputation of psychology via the employees within the social sciences has been by and large as a result of its deficiencies, and that the single manner of building it in its actual position is to make strong those deficiencies. What, then, are those deficiencies, and why have they goodbye endured? We may possibly try very briefly to point the solutions to those questions with no presuming to apportion any blame for the lengthy continuance of those deficiencies among the professed psychologists and the staff within the social.

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16 READING AKKADIAN PRAYERS AND HYMNS: AN INTRODUCTION It spread (to others) the gnawing of (his) insides, The stock of the human race was diminished. Belet-ili went before Ea the king, “O Ea, humankind was created by your spell, “Second, you pinched off their clay from the firmament of the depths. “By your great command, you determined their capacities. ), jaundice! 38 Although these kinds of texts are clearly excluded from the present understanding of prayer because they are directed at malevolent (here, an illness) rather than benevolent powers, they often bear one of the two Sumerian superscripts, én or én-é-nu-ru, under discussion.

INTRODUCTION 15 As for the first text, the agent to whom it is directed, if any at all, is unclear; there is no invocation. The text does, however, contain what one might call petitions (note the four precatives and the two uses of lū). These statements are grammatically identical to what one sees in the petitions of the second text. In fact, the precatives in the first shaziga dominate the text even more so. But the precatives in this first text have a more general character than those in the second.

McCutcheon; London and New York: Cassell, 2000), 409–22 provides a useful model for thinking about culture. Culture, according to Lincoln, may be considered to be composed of two major domains of human preferences: ethics (what is good) and aesthetics (what is pleasing). These two domains are always present in culture. Religion, as he defines it (see below), is a third, potential component that does not offer unique content (for ethics and aesthetics subsume all cultural content) but authorizes particular ethical and aesthetic preferences in a way that gives them supra-human or transcendent authority.

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