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THE TRADITIONAL SACRED IN THE CHRISTIAN POETRY OF VASILE MILITARU

Keywords: sacred , divine , poetry , faith , numinous , Cosmic Christianity

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The meaning of the word “sacred”, when associatedwith traditions, refers to a comprehensive process, manifested by theChristianization of the Romanian people, the human presence within the worldand its relationship with the Divinity. The sacred is a category of interpretationand evaluation that “only exists in the religious area” and escapes reason,according to German theologian and philosopher Rudolf Otto. In his words, thesacred has a live component in all religions, which makes up its very specificcharacteristic. Without this content, Rudolf Otto maintained, “all would be farfrom religion”. He called it “numinous”, which implies the idea of “good,divine”. The human being is linked to the divinity through faith, but only in thepresence of love.

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