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The Sacred and the Profane

The Sacred and the Profane

Author: Lee Gilmore
Description:

This lesson introduces and juxtaposes the concepts of the sacred and the profane, where "profane" is understood broadly as that which is necessarily "profanus," i.e. "outside the temple" and thus not within the realm of the sacred.

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Terms to Know
Profane

Anything that is "pro fanus" (outside the temple), not spiritual, worldly.

Sacred

That which is set apart from the ordinary, the worldly, and the mundane.