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Oct
12

The Power of the Sacred

From the RSA Website: 

It may be true that we live in more secular times, but the sacred still retains its power in social life. Public debate and policy is still infused with sacred discourse of the norms that must be upheld to preserve society, as well as visions of various kind of evil that threaten to profane and pollute it, whether paedophiles, tyrants or terrorists.

If the sacred remains a potent social force, then a key challenge is to understand the nature and significance of sacred forms in modern life. This means moving beyond simplistic debates about the religious and the secular to recognise forms of the sacred that shape both religious and secular lives.

DOWNLOAD:    THE POWER OF THE SACRED (19 minutes) 

 Credits:  Alexander, Jeffrey and Lynch, Gordon. “ The Power of the Sacred.” RSA .  October 18, 2011.

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