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Numinous E and Rudolf Otto

Monotheistic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism all agree that God is Holy. 

Rudolf Otto: The idea of the holy (Explored human sense of the numinous, which is, he belived, common to all RE.) :  Described Holy as combo of two things: 

  • Supreme Moral goodness 
  • 'Numinous'. Referes to Gods deeper, inconceivable, supra-rational nature.

Otto wanted to do justice to…


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