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The Idea of the Holy 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. New Read The Idea of the Holy [ By ] Rudolf Otto [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. The thesis of this book is that a sense of God s presence, with its attendant emotions of sacredness, wonderment and awe, is the fundamental starting point of genuine religion Everything else doctrine, ritual and theological speculation are reliant upon, and derived from this experience Otto coined the word numinous from the Latin numen, meaning sacred presence to describe it This does not mean that chronologically in a person s life other experiences, such as intellectual curiosity, The thesis of this book is that a sense of God s presence, with its attendant emotions of sacredness, wonderment and awe, is the fundamental starting point of genuine religion Everything else doctrine, ritual and theological speculation are reliant upon, and derived from this experience Otto coined the word numinous from the Latin numen, meaning sacred presence to describe it This does not mean that chronologically i...

  2. For one who isthan tired of Systematic Theology which forces God into a box made by man and that you have to be either Calvinist or Armenian when I guess I could be just a Christian who knows there is a third category This book looks into the transcendent reality of Father, His Only Son and their Holy Spirit C.S Lewis once wrote, I believe that many who find that nothing happens when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while For one who isthan tired of Systematic Theology which forces God into a box made by man and that you have to be either Calvinist or Armenian when I guess I could be just a Christian who knows there is a third category This book looks into the transcendent reality of Father, His Only Son and their Holy Spirit C.S Lewis once wrote, I believe that many who find that nothing happens when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand This pronouncement applies to Rudolf Otto s classic The Idea of the Holy which Lewis had read This book explores the esoteric and ineffable, and is best approached with a pen or pencil in hand to underline passages and write in t...

  3. Otto s use of Kant s notion of the sublime to designate the Holy is very appealing at first However, the sublime in Kant remains in the subjective category What is sublime in the final analysis in Kant is human rationality the power of reason that overcomes and surpasses the uncontainable the infinite scope of reason overcoming the finite capacity of imagination sensibility Given Kant s analysis of the sublime, then, the Holy would have to exceed the sublime Another major flaw in Otto is Otto s use of Kant s notion of the sublime to designate the Holy is very appealing at first However, the sublime in Kant remains in the subjective category What is sublime in the final analysis in Kant is human rationality the power of reason that overcomes and surpasses the uncontainable the infinite scope of reason overcoming the finite capacity of imagination sensibility Given Kant s analysis of the sublime, then, the Holy would have to exceed the sublime Another major flaw in Otto is the confusion or non distinction between the beautiful and the sublime, which Kant rigorously distinguishes For Otto, what is beautiful e.g., a...

  4. God is a reality that exists beyond my personal nature, and I experience Him, I experience something numinous by taking part of the nature of an autonomous spiritual reality Numinous here means a presiding spirit, that is because God is transcending and His ways are above my ways Yes, God s holiness consists of his numinosity In the presence of the Holy One of Israel, I as a human being experience feelings of awe, dread, wonder, awe and am fully are of my creatureliness, and that is how I rea God is a reality that exists beyond my personal nature, and I experience Him, I experience something numinous by taking part of the nature of an autonomous spiritual reality Numinous here means a presiding spirit, that is because God is transcending and His ways are above my ways Y...

  5. Fear of the Shadow, the daemon, is the beginning of subjective religious experience according to Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy Our utterly deferential fright is encapsulated in that hoary Old Testament expression, the Wrath of Yahweh 18 Otto calls it the numinous experience, when our blood runs cold and our flesh creeps We recognize the sacred, the hallowed, the holy when it triggers an acute and overwhelming emotion, all out of proportion to the event wonder, awe, astonishmen Fear of the Shadow, the daemon, is the beginning of subjective religious experience according to Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy Our utterly deferential fright is encapsulated in that hoary Old Testament expression, the Wrath of Yahweh 18 Otto calls it the numinous experience, when our blood runs cold and our flesh creeps We recognize the sacred, the hallowed, the h...

  6. Old school theology book Onefamous study trying to proove that there is an a priori religious impulsion Of course it cann t be based on reason A renewal of irrationalistic stream inside theology, in the time of Bergson, Dada, Charles Fort, Freud, First World War An effort to establish a bridge with the wholly other What is nouminous The sixth chapter of Isaiah, Bach, Medelson, or silence itself Of course it is the miracle But what is greater miracle than the life, the spirit, the s Old school theology book Onefamous study trying to proove that there is an a priori religious impulsion Of course it cann t be based on reason A renewal of irrationalistic stream inside theology, in the time of Bergson, Dada, Charles Fort, Freud, First World War An effort to establish a bridge with the wholly other What is nouminous The sixth chap...

  7. This was assigned reading for Paul Schaick s Philosophy of Religion course at Grinnell College in Iowa Given the very little attention paid to it in class, I ve always presumed he was required to include the text in the syllabus In any case, I read it very quickly and wasn t impr...

  8. The classic work on religious experience Otto takes the idea that there is a raw, numinous experience which he elaborates at some length He says that religion rationalises this numinous experience to create the Holy When they lose touch with the numinous, rational religious forms rites, theologies, myths etc are dead and lifeless Though he never mentions his name, Otto is in effect taking to task Feuerbach s Essence of Christianity To study religion, however, one must come to terms w The classic work on religious experien...

  9. A pesar de su etnocentrismo, y del evidente sesgo que su mirada de te logo condiciona, es una gran obra Sin llegar a un total irracionalismo examina consecuentemente y con perspectiva fenomenica la categor a de LO SANTO como n cleo mismo de la religi n, y de la religi n cristiana en particular.

  10. Rudolf Otto s book deserves pride of place for his articulation of the idea of the holy and his usage of the term numinous to describe the otherness of God Otto particularly develops the idea of the non rational element in our encounter with God He elaborates various aspects of these encounters, creature feeling , awefulness , overpoweringness , and energy or urgency One of the things I appreciated in this work is that Otto distinguishes non rational from irrational and sees a Rudolf Otto s book deserves pride of place for his articulation of the idea of the holy and his usage of the term numinous to describe the otherness of God Otto particularly develops the idea of the non rational element in our encounter with God He elab...