Terms and Questions:
The Sacred and the Profane
1. Sui generis
3. The sacred (pace [according to] Eliade)
4. The profane (pace Eliade)
5. Phoebus Apollo
8. Archaic religions / people
What does Eliade mean in referring to religion as sui generis and what are the implications
of this for the study of religion?
What are the
challenges to us, as modern, “scientific” individuals, in studying the archaic
How might someone of an archaic tradition
attempt to pattern profane life after the sacred? Illustrate with examples.
How is cosmos
related to the sacred?
Describe the general
experience reflected in archaic attitudes toward the sacred