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REL 108 notes - REL 108 notes Otto key terms: Numinous...

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REL 108 notes Otto key terms: Numinous Analysis of religious response (creature feeling – being overwhelmed in presence of supreme) Mysterium tremendum (awesome mystery) “wholly other” (what I am not; not daily life) Fascinans (fascination; despite overwhelming numinous, it still attracts and insights curiosity) Mircea Eliade, “The Sacred and the Profane” - Non-rational and rational aspects of the sacred o Sacred is the opposite of the profane - Humans live in the profane and want to be in the sacred*** - Hierophany o Manifestation of the sacred (erupts through the profane) Ex: When God appears to Moses as the “burning bush” in Exodus Anything can be hierophany In nature it is “cosmic religion”; anything in nature can be spiritual o Everything is a potential hierophany - Chapter 1; Sacred Space and Sacred Places o Sacred Space Manifestation of sacred at a place is sacred space (qualitatively different than outside the space) Every sacred space implies hierophany
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course REL REL108 taught by Professor Whitley during the Spring '09 term at High Point.

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