The seven dimensions of the sacred. Ninian Smart (1927-2001) (Practical…
The seven dimensions of the sacred.
Ninian Smart (1927-2001)
Narrative and Mythic
The origin of the creation.
Vishnu / Brahma: A Hindu creation story.
Jewish creation story: Genesis 1
The origin of a specific people of faith.
The Jewish Passover Seder
Imagining the future.
Christian New Testament: The New Jerusalem: Revelation 21:1-4,7-8, 22-27 & 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53
Qur'an: The Last Day and Final Judgement
The origin of humanity.
Hindu Rig-Veda: Purusha's self sacrifice and the sanctification of the caste system.
Jewish & Christian - Image of God - Genesis 1
Experiential and Emotional
Experiences of the people who are significant in the development of a religious tradition.
The Enlightenment of the Buddha
The Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus.
The Prophet Muhammad's Night Journey and Ascension.
Krishna reveals His divine form to Arjuna.
The focus of certain branches within a religious tradition.
Islamic Sufis = "Whirling Dervishes"
A personal religious experience of individuals within a religious tradition.
St. Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471)
Dhikr in Islam: Repeated Invocation of God’s name
Organized or social.
Material or artistic
Tibetan Prayer Flags
The Christian Cathedral
Ethical and Legal
Islamic Sharia Law
Christianity - Ethic of Love
The Golden Rule
Found in nearly all major world religions.
Judaism - the Torah, 10 Commandments and Kosher.
Doctrinal and Philosophical
Christianity: The Nicene Creed and the Holy Trinity
Islam: the nature and attributes of Allah.
Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths
Practical and Ritual
Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel
Roman Catholic Praying of the Rosary
Buddhist Singing Bowl / Standing or Resting Bell
Hindu Raja Yoga
Muslim Daily Prayer
Christian Eucharist / Communion / Lord's Supper / Mass