RLG100- Lecture 4 - RUDOLF O TTO wrote"THE IDEA OF THE HOLY...

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. R UDOLF O TTO : - wrote " T HE I DEA OF T HE H OLY " →in book he argues that hum0an perception/understanding of the divine is an overpowering mystery (sacred divine power is perceived and that this divine power (refrains from calling it God - inclusive of all religions) is experienced cross-culturally, but different people articulate it differently in different religions. But it is powerful, inspiring, and profoundly moving. He gives it term numenous - 'experience of sacred ' expresses a sense of sacredness and divinity that moves and inspires people everywhere (but to which it is difficult to give voice), 'notion of sacred divine power experience but differently articulated by different people around the world' B. M ERCIA E LIADE : - Romanian scholar also contributing to phenomenology. - Edited a lot of religion encyclopeidas. - Called himself a hisotrian of religion, following Otto's tradition also speaks of variety of religions as responses to intuition of the sacred; All through 19th century we had ETK approaches; now we want to balance EMK and ETK -ie maintain scholarly perspective and insider perspective (*IMPORTANT)
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This note was uploaded on 08/07/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto.

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