Space and Time in the Religious Life of the Near East
A&C Black, 01.12.2001 - 370 Seiten
Space and time are basic features of the world-view, even the theology, of many religions, ancient and modern. How did the world begin, and how will it end? What is the importance of religious architecture in symbolizing sacred space? Where and how do we locate the self? The divine world? Wyatt's textbook treats ancient Near Eastern religions from a perspective that allows us to access how religion shapes and orders the world of human thought and experience. The book is designed especially for classroom use, each chapter provided with suggested reading, copious quotations from ancient texts and summaries. The subject matter is treated by topic, not according to individal religions, so that the reader understands the essential points of similarity and difference between religious systems and how they model their universe.
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Chapter 2 MYTHIC SHAPINGS OF THE WORLD
WATER AND THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD
ASPECTS OF THE CULT
Chapter 8 MYTH AND THE PAST
Chapter 9 MYTH AND THE FUTURE
Chapter 10 RITUAL AND THE PAST
Chapter 11 RITUAL AND THE FUTURE
Chapter 12 MYTH HISTORY AND THE FLOW OF TIME
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