Saturday, June 22, 2013

From the Archives: Part 30 of The Self and its Sources




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

From the Archives: Part 29 of The Self and its Sources




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

From the Archives: Part 28 of The Self and its Sources




Is there nothing sacred? A transformation from the primitive sacred to the sacramental.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

From the Archives: Part 27 of The Self and its Sources




Is there another way of experiencing transcendence, as an 'ultimate concern' outside the social order?

Friday, June 14, 2013

From the Archives: Part 26 of The Self and its Sources




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

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Sunday, June 02, 2013

From the Archives: Part 20 of The Self and its Sources




The world that shaped the novel is dying and the novel is dying with it.

Pascal:
“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’.