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Apollonian and Dionysiac religion

Apollonian and Dionysiac religion   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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Contrasted forms of religion, the former being reflective and rational, the latter ecstatic and fervent. The distinction in its modern

Dionysian

Dionysian  

Spontaneous and uncontrolled; in the philosophy of the German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900), of or relating to creative qualities of spontaneity, irrationality, and rejection of ...
Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche  

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(b Röcken, 15 Oct. 1844; d Weimar, 25 Aug. 1900).German philosopher. His influence on 19th- and 20th-century thought has been profound. He first met Wagner in 1868 and under ...

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