Terms and Questions:
Notions of Divine and Ultimate Reality
6. Sky Gods
7. Axial Age
nature of Sky Gods. What is the
connection between the emergence of Sky Gods and the issue of transcendence vs.
How does the
Mother Goddess contrast with the Sky God?
How is the goddess an ambivalent figure in religious history?
What is the axial age and how is it important with
respect to the history of religions and, in particular, the notion of divine
and ultimate reality?
Describe the different
notions of the divine as they emerged in Indian history
What is the
central issue in Hindu monism and compared with that of monotheism in the
How do the Abrahamic
traditions, Judaism especially, introduce a new orientation to the sacred and
How do the
Abrahamic traditions compare to the Hindu traditions with respect to their
orientation to the sacred and history?