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Department
English
Course
ENGL 199W
Professor
Stephen Collis
Semester
Fall

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Glossary Leviathan – the largest or most massive thing of its kind; monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament Oracle – A person who speaks directly to a Deity to divine or prophesize Gnostic – a person who believes in higher spiritual knowledge Aphoristic – A brief, pithy saying that challenges or overturns conventional wisdom Tenet – A principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy Secularization – the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion Marxist – Marx is the founder of modern communism Commodified – The assignment of a commercial value to something previously valueless Milieu – A person’s social setting or environment Imperative – of vital importance Spiritual transcendence – the ability of an individual to stand outside of his/her immediate sense of time and place and to view life from a larger, more objective perspective. This transcendent perspective is one in which the person sees a fundamental unity underlying the diverse strivings of nature Democratize the planet – Make (something) accessible to everyone Author: Lisa Grekul Just by looking at the title you can te
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