sacred and profane

sacred and profane

a distinction particularly employed in sociology by DURKHEIM in which the sacred, which includes all phenomena which are set apart and revered, is distinguished from all other phenomena, the profane. For Durkheim, beliefs and practices in relation to the sacred are the defining feature of any RELIGION.
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We passed it in the night, and entered that sea, so renowned on many accounts in history, both sacred and profane.
The opening of new spaces and programs coincides with the start of the gallery's latest exhibition, Sacred and Profane, featuring three large-scale works by renowned international artists: Public Notice 2 2007 by Jitish Kallat, Chinese Bible 2009 by Yang Zhichao and The sacred and the profane 1998 by Nalini Malani.
As such, instead of introducing a fixed spatiotemporal heterogeneity like former religions, it collapses the difference between sacred and profane, work and cultic celebration, creating one homogenous sanctified space and time.
The aim of this paper is to outline a specific medium of visual representation--religious broadcasting as a contemporary example of how the interference between sacred and profane is negotiated in the paradigm of mediated reality.
Over the course of the twelfth century, however, the city gradually acquires an increasingly detailed urban landscape, one which features both sacred and profane spaces existing adjacent to and interconnected with one another.
This paper suggests that the mystery sites at Eleusis, Thebes, and Samothrace and their civic counterpart--the ancient polis--reflect Durkheimian dichotomy of the sacred and profane.
CARAVAGGIO: A LIFE SACRED AND PROFANE could also have been featured in our 'Arts' section but is reviewed here for a fine survey equally recommended for any literary general-interest collection strong in the arts and in biography.
As Cerocchi argues, paradoxically it is Saint Francis who takes the first step towards bringing together the sacred and profane elements of music, merging them into one mixed genre.
Hypothetically speaking, both sacred and profane films can be made from an insider's perspective or an outsider's perspective.
The unstable self-identification often leads to an uncertain perception of what is Their Own and what is Others' sacred and profane space.
Of particular interest was the Sacred and Profane exhibition of Egyptian Antiquities on display courtesy of the Myers Eton College collection.
The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature.