Since the English translation first appeared in 1923, Rudolf Otto's volume has established itself as a classic in the field of religious philosophy. It offers an in-depth inquiry into the non-rational factor in the idea of the divine and its relation to the rational.Since the English translation first appeared in 1923, Rudolf Otto's volume has established itself as a classic in the field of religious philosophy. It offers an in-depth inquiry into the non-rational factor in the idea of the divine and its relation to the rational.Read Less
New. This text needs little introduction, having been so much-referenced and formative to this century's philosophy of religion. Having devoted himself in prior works to the rational aspects of the supreme reality we call God, Otto now turns to examining the non-or supra-rational aspects of our knowledge of God. Fundamentally then, this book stands as a classic inquiry into the non-rational factor in the concepts of the divine, the sensing of the ''Wholly Other, '' and its relation to the rational. Have you read this yet?
232 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. RELIGION. According to the author, before religion became "morality touched with emotion" it was the emotion itself, or a group of emotions, and it still is. Those emotions are, in the translator's summary, "the feeling of the 'uncanny, ' the thrill of awe or reverence, the sense of dependence, of impotence, or of nothingness, or again, the feelings of religious rapture and exaltation." Rudolf Otto called them the "non-rational feelings, " the sense of the tremendous, the awful, the mysterious, or in a word of his own choosing, the "numinous." Translated into English from the German by John W. Harvey. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Holy, Morality, Emotion, Martin Luther, Numinous, Reverence, Awe, Rudolf Otto, John W. Harvey, Dependence, Yahweh, Impotence, Nothingness, Rapture, Exaltation, Feelings, Religion, Jesus, Predestination, St. Paul).
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