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Shinto creation accounts Historical context Indigenous to Japan, not written down until 8 th c CE Shin (divine being), do (way) = “The Way of Divine Beings” Basic narratives The Birth of Great Kami The Creation of Japan How would our theorists interpret these? Eliade, Ruether, Pagels?
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Hindu accounts of creation Hinduism (s) Oldest (2500 BCE+), ‘Brahmanism’, pantheistic/panentheistic Emic : existed prior to universe, sacred sounds (ohm), ‘heard’ by rishis (8000 BCE), oral transmission, written down by Vyasa (3000 BCE) Etic : oral tradition as old as 3000 BCE, written between 2000-1200 BCE; Upanishdas (philosophical, sitting beneath a sage) may be as old as 1000 BCE
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Hindu Creation stories Rig Veda creation stories Creation of the universe Components of the story The Man, sacrifice, animals, grass, people Chronological order? Out of nothing? Eliade, Ruether, Pagels
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Unformatted text preview: Castes, dharma Origin of the Gods Components of the story Aditi (x2), birth, Daksha, sky, sun, 8 sons Eliade, Ruether, Pagels Philosophical views Rig Veda 10.129 What distinguishes it? Upanishads creation story Components Group work: components, order, theorists The Person, husband/wife, mating, fire, semen, food Eliade, Ruether, Pagels Presentation bracketed? Creation Unit Review Primary material: Creation stories: Gikuyu, Native-American collection, Enuma Elish, Hymn to Aton, Genesis 1-3, Creation of Japan, Hindu collection Origination story: Christian gospels (canon, and extra) Secondary material: Eliade (hierophany, axis mundi, sacred vs. profane space, orienting effect, religious vs. modern man) Ruether: culture texts Pagels: culture, selected texts, rejected texts Why not just study the content of each tradition?...
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