Saturday, June 22, 2013
Rudolf Otto: experience of the primitive sacred – ‘awe’ and ‘awful’ – religious dread, the primary emotion that attended the discovery of religion.
Our ancestors were religious not because they were pious but because they were terrified. An example from the Aztec story of Tezcatlipoca
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The Ancient City (Fustel de Coulanges): the origin of religion – looking at the ‘dead’ - the first mystery
The Idea of the Holy (Rudolf Otto)
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Is there nothing sacred? A transformation from the primitive sacred to the sacramental.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Is there another way of experiencing transcendence, as an 'ultimate concern' outside the social order?
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sacrificial structures prior to the cross of Christ provided a way for human culture to regenerate itself.
Paul Tillich’s – 'ultimate concern'.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
The greatest commandment: love the Lord your God with all your heart…
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The modern self exists because it inhabits a world lacking transcendence.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
The world that shaped the novel is dying and the novel is dying with it.
“We are not satisfied with the life we have in our selves and in our being; we want to live an imaginary life in the eyes of others. “ So, we try to make an ‘impression’.