publication . Article . 1999

Sacrality and worldmaking: new categorial perspectives

William E. Paden;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1999 Journal: Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, volume 17, issue 1, pages 165-180 (issn: 0582-3226, eissn: 2343-4937, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Donner Institute
Abstract
<jats:p>The category of the sacred in particular and the role of transcultural concept-formation in general have undergone an obvious crisis. For the most part, "the sacred," if not an empty label, has been linked with theologism, and transcultural concepts have been condemned for their general non-comparability and colonialist intent. The author approaches the matter of transcultural templates through an analysis of certain concepts of sacrality. With some exceptions, the discourse of sacrality has indeed been dominated by a single model, where "the sacred" became a reified noun—a substantive term for a supernatural reality, a label for the transcendent, or eve...
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free text keywords: Artikkelit, Holiness, Categories, Concepts, Authority, Hermeneutics, Cross-cultural studies, lcsh:Religion (General), lcsh:BL1-50, Cross-cultural, Divinity, Psychology, Reification (Marxism), Single model, Epistemology, Epithet, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Referent
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