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As in his prior books (Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Jesus Papers), Baigent attempts to discover the darkish forceshiding within the shadows of faith and ferret out fundamentalists whose dogmatism frequently turns to violence. targeting the tip instances, he warns that strong fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to result in the conflict of Armageddon, while the forces of darkness should be destroyed via the Messiah, who will then lead to a brand new reign. All 3 teams wish Jerusalem, the place every one lays declare to a actual spot, the Dome of the Rock, as a sacred position in its historical past; all 3 need a country within which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an analogous mistake that the fundamentalists make whilst analyzing the ebook of Revelation. it's not a ebook of prophecy and guide for scary sinners again into the fold; it really is apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the scenario within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, providing them desire for escaping from their plights. unfortunately, Baigent's well-intentioned exposé seems to be little greater than a screed opposed to fundamentalism that's in keeping with a misreading of his primary textual content. (Sept. )
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The black and massive form of the preacher swayed and quivered as the words crowded his lips and flew at us in singular eloquence. 29 But what Du Bois witnesses is more than an experience with the divine; it is the experience of historical memory. ”31 Long, Significations, 4. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, 116. 29 Rudolf Otto, The Idea of the Holy (1923; Oxford: Oxford U P , 1958): 17. 30 Long, Significations, 183. 31 Significations, 183. 27 28 8 MEMORY AND MYTH º It is this sense of religion as orientation, or disorientation, that foregrounds an understanding and appreciation of postcolonial religiosity32 and its presence in literature.
51 The conquest consequently had an impact on the landscape and geography of the place as boundaries and territories were mapped out to create a new cartography of space. The racist and imperialistic ap- Edward W. Said, Orientalism (1978; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1995). Said, Orientalism, 2. 47 Orientalism, 3. 48 Friedrich Max Müller is often considered as the founder of comparative religion. See esp. his Introduction to the Science of Religion (London: Longmans, Green, 1873). 49 See Chidester, Savage Systems.
44 Eliade, The Quest, 96. 39 40 10 MEMORY AND MYTH º the European invention of the metropole as the sacred centre; colonized peoples have pursued their own, usually disappointing, pilgrimages to this imagined temple. Edward Said’s notion of Orientalism45 is comparable to Eliade’s understanding of sacred space. Orientalism is a European projection of what it wants the Orient to be while simultaneously supporting the West’s own sense of self. In Eliadean terms, Orientalism is the replicating of the sacred centre.
Memory and Myth: Postcolonial Religion in Contemporary Guyanese Fiction and Poetry. (Cross Cultures: Readings in the Post Colonial Literatures in English) by Fiona Darroch