I think awe is a form of fear, but one that includes a measure of wonder. I have it on the authority of the great 20th-century theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel that the KJV mis-translated, and that we should read “awe of God” instead of “fear of God.” I don’t buy that religion is a response to fear, though I agree that fear is often used by priestly religions to keep the masses in line. Fear in its pure form, unadulterated by wonder, leads to a paralysis of the imagination, whereas most religions are imaginative in the extreme. I also don’t think religion and wisdom overlap very often, but that’s another discussion.