Terms and Questions:
History and Sacred Time
1. In illo tempore
2. “The terror of history”
What does Eliade mean in saying that archaic peoples attempt to
abolish time? Why do they do it?
What is the significance
of “that point beyond time when the world began”?
traditions, how and why are rituals especially important in relation to
emergence of Judaism and Christianity, we see a new religious outlook that
alters the whole equations of archaic religion. Describe.
How is a God of
history different from the archaic god(s)?
How is sacrifice
different in archaic context as compared to Judaic context? Illustrate.
How does the
story of Jesus differ from the mythological stories of archaic traditions with
respect to history and the relationship between humanity and God?