Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness

Hardcover | September 1, 1997

byMelissa Raphael

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Melissa Raphael presents a critical examination of the central contribution to the twentieth-century concept of holiness made by the German Protestant Rudolf Otto (1869-1937). Whereas Otto's work has usually been studied from a phenomenological perspective, this book is original in offeringtheological arguments for Otto's idea of the holy becoming an anchor concept of contemporary theistic discourse. This volume analyses the scholarly context that shaped Otto's concept of holiness and, finding that the theological significance of the latter has been overlooked, discusses the relation of the numinous and the holy to the divine personality, morality, religious experience, and emancipatorytheology.

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Melissa Raphael presents a critical examination of the central contribution to the twentieth-century concept of holiness made by the German Protestant Rudolf Otto (1869-1937). Whereas Otto's work has usually been studied from a phenomenological perspective, this book is original in offeringtheological arguments for Otto's idea of the ...

Melissa Raphael is at Gloucester College of Higher Education.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198269323

ISBN - 13:9780198269328

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`'...careful, detailed and discriminating discussion of the theological significance of Otto's work...This book is the fruit of research for a doctoral thesis. As such it is highly concentrated. It abounds in references to other writers...an impressive, weighty, and illuminating piece ofwork.''Theology