Religion Terms - Religious man a person of pre-modern...

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Religious man – a person of pre-modern society – hungers after the transcendent non-religious man – a modern person (but s/he never gets away from religious man and a hunger for the transcendent axis mundi – a universal center, connects and supports heaven and earth, religious man divides the world according to the axis mundi; non-religious man divides the world randomly cosmogony – beginning of the universe and how everything begins theophany : appearance or manifestation of the gods / divine. hierophany : appearance of the scared more broadly; all sacred spaces involve theophany and/or hierophany cosmos vs. chaos – this is the city/organization/ordered world that starts at the axis mundi and expands. Chaos is no organization/ no center / no communication with heaven. Eliade says that modern man livs in Chaos which creates crisis and tension for the modern man / non-religious person (to resolve, must find the axis mundi and thus contact with the Divine and with meaning in life). Sacred and profane
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course RELIGION 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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