The Numinous: Experiencing the Sacred in the Secular

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  • Sacred

    Secular

  • Emile Durkheim1858 - 1917

  • Sacred Realm

    Profane

    SymbolsRituals

  • Sacred

    Secular

  • Rudolf Otto1869 - 1937

  • (The Holy)

    Numinous

  • mysteriumtremendum et fascinans

  • Sacred

    Secular

  • Sacred

    Secular

  • Andrew Greeley1928 -

  • What we value we raise to the level of the sacred

  • intensity

    frequency

    Non-rational religious experiences vary:

    context

    content

    Those who value them, have them

  • Innocence

  • Innocence

    Experience

  • Innocence

    Experience

    Innocent Experience

  • Sacred

    Secular

  • Live in grace

    Worship in gratitude

    Look for the good

    Fear no evil

    Learn in humility

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    Otto, Rudolf (1923). The Idea of the Holy. Trans. John W. Harvey. Mansfield Center, CT: Martino Publishing, 2010.

    Durkheim, Emile. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Trans. Carol Cosman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

    De Botton, Alain (2002). The Art of Travel. New York: Vintage Books.

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