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Chapter 6+7Religion

Chapter 6+7Religion - Chapter 6 Vocab 1 Iconoclastic...

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Chapter 6. Vocab 1. Iconoclastic – “breaking images” but in religious studies usually refer to movements opposed to the use of images in worship (Protestantism) 2. Dreamtime – Australian Aborigines, a sacred time when everything that exists today was created 3. Stupa – A Buddahist shrine, usually shaped something like an inverted bell with a long handel 4. Axis Mundi – represented by a pole, tree or mountain connecting the sky and underworld (Kilamenjaro) 5. Mantras – sacred sounds chanted for purposes of medatation and prayer 6. Prophetic Principle – Term by Paul Tillich – refers to religious tendency to sharply distinguish the sacred from any identifications with material things and images 7. Sacramental Principle – term used by Paul Tillich – refers to tendency of religions to invest material things such as statues, images and location with the quality of being sacred 8. Synagogue – Greek meaning “assembly” (Jewish Temple) 6.1 Sacred Space and Time o One function of myths and rituals is to establish sacred space and time. o Ritual is the acting out of myth o Sacred space and time – is when you are most yourself o Sacred space and sacred time is where and when the other side is most accessible 6.1 Mount Kilamanjaro o Kilamanjaro – is an example of axis mundi o Chagga people who inhabit the mountain believe that the higher you go the closer you are to God o People who live higher up on the mountain are closer to God.
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