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Mortal RitualsWhat the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution$
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Matt Rossano

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231165006

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231165006.001.0001

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God of the Mountain

God of the Mountain

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(p.179) Chapter Seven God of the Mountain
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Mortal Rituals
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Matt J. Rossano

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165006.003.0008

This chapter concludes the book by narrating the UAF Flight 571 survivors' experience with God, and explaining the two kinds of religion: cultural and natural. Some survivors claimed that the divine presence they encountered on the mountain was quite different from the one discussed in Sunday school. In Sunday school, the survivors were introduced to the God of their cultural heritage: the God of the Catholic Church, the God of the Word. On the mountain, they had a direct encounter with the God of the Mountain, the God of the Works (of nature). It is the latter God with whom humanity has had the longer relationship. Nature's God is the god of experience, whereas the former is a more recent revelation. The survivors' encounter with God—an encounter stripped clean of any modern theological reflection—was another instance of their return to ancient ways.

Keywords:   UAF Flight 571, God, natural religion, cultural religion, Catholic Church, crash survivors

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