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sacred & holy

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East Carolina University
Reli 1000 - Introduction to Religious Studies

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RELI 1000 1st Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Current Lecture II The Sacred and the Holy III Who What is God Current Lecture What Exactly is the sacred A mysterious power that evokes a mixed response It is both repulsive and attractive both pure and dangerous both sanctifying defiling or polluting o It is power that awakens a profound feeling of awe which manifests itself in both as fear and as being attractive There is no religion whatever without terror but equally none without love Physical shuddering ghostly horror fear sudden terror reverence humility adoration profound apprehension enthusiasm all these lie in nuce within the awe experience in the presence of power Van der Leeuw 48 Livingston 38 Rudolf Otto The Idea of the Holy The sacred is the numinous a mysterium tremendum and fascinans o Numinous the experience that evokes the creature consciousness or creature feeling a feeling of a creature submerged and overwhelmed by its own nothingness in contrast to that which is supreme Otto o Mysterium it is the mystery that lies beyond our capacity to comprehend or conceptualize fully It is extra ordinary unfamiliar Tremendum o It causes peculiar dread fear awe o It is like energy that is felt as holy other Fascinans o It is attractive intoxicating captivating and evoking joyful thanksgiving and praise and adoration The ark of the Covenant David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD with castanets harps lyres timbrels sistrums and cymbals When they came to the threshing These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute floor of Nakon Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God because the oxen stumbled The LORD s anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act therefore God struck him down and he died there beside the ark of God 2 Samuel 6 27 1 Chr 13 7 10 Punishment of Leprosy They confronted King Uzziah and said It is

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