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Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness

Melissa Raphael


This book 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 offering theological arguments for Otto's idea of the holy becoming an anchor concept of contemporary theistic discourse. The book 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 a ... More

Keywords: holiness, Rudolf Otto, divine personality, morality, religious experience, emancipatory theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269328
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269328.001.0001


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Melissa Raphael, author
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