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Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness

Melissa Raphael

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269328
eISBN:
9780191683602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

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 ... More


 Holiness and Ordination

Thomas B. Dozeman

in Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter interprets the nature of holiness from three different perspectives. First, the research of M. Eliade is used to holiness as an essential characteristic of God. The root meaning of ... More


 Holiness and the Ordination to the Divine Word in Deuteronomy and in the New Testament

Thomas B. Dozeman

in Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the theology of holiness in the book of Deuteronomy in order to interpret the ordination of Moses as a charismatic teacher of the divine word. The research by R. Otto on the ... More


Spirituality: Perpetual Progress inthe Good

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of how Gregory of Nyssa's spiritual writings have rarely been the subject of extended and systematic theological reflection in English, nor do they seem to have ... More


‘Being All, Knowing All, Loving All’: Phenomenology

Paul Marshall

in Mystical Encounters with the Natural World: Experiences and Explanations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279432
eISBN:
9780191603440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279438.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The classic characterizations of extrovertive mystical experience by R. M. Bucke, Rudolf Otto, W. T. Stace, and R. C. Zaehner are summarized and their limitations exposed. The author proceeds to give ... More


Mysticism East and West as Christian Apologeti

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter and those that follow critically examine a particular “East versus West” apologetic contrast that has been constitutive of modern Christian self-understanding: namely, the contrast ... More


‘The Idea of Covenant Has its History’: On the Life and Work of Otto Procksch (1874–1947)

Rudolf Smend

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the life and works of German Old Testament scholar Otto Procksch. It provides a brief background on Procksch's family life, education, and career, and analyses his ... More


Introduction

Melissa Raphael

in Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269328
eISBN:
9780191683602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269328.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The notion of holiness in twentieth-century history is often associated with the concept introduced by Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy, as this text served as a basis and measure for several ... More


Baptized into Christendom (966–1138)

Robert E. Alvis

in White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271702
eISBN:
9780823271757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271702.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Poland’s tenth-century initiation into Christianity helped transform it into an integral component of the western European order. It opened a channel for the cultural resources of Christendom, which ... More


Humanity and Divinity

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Identifying W. E. B. Du Bois as a historian of African religion, this chapter examines his rethinking of fetish, God, and the continuity between African religion and African American religion. ... More


The Antinomian Sacred as a Political Category: Toward a Theory of Religion as Sovereignty

Robert A. Yelle

in Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585451
eISBN:
9780226585628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585628.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 begins with the analogy between Rudolf Otto’s much maligned account of the holy as “wholly other,” and Carl Schmitt’s idea that the sovereign is similarly sui generis, as demonstrated by ... More


The Ambivalence of the Sovereign Ban: The Homo Sacer and the Biblical Ḥerem

Robert A. Yelle

in Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585451
eISBN:
9780226585628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585628.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 engages with Giorgio Agamben’s argument that sovereignty is disclosed most directly through the ban, which places someone outside or beyond the law. His chief example is the ancient Latin ... More


Priam's Escape from Achilles and Its Imitators

Dennis R. MacDonald

in Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter shows how ancient literature is peppered with stories of gods, heroes, or “divine men” escaping dangerous situations by means of magically opening doors. In fact, in the Acts of the ... More


. Introduction

Robert C. Fuller

in Wonder: From Emotion to Spirituality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829950
eISBN:
9781469605593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889909_fuller.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores the role of wonder in the origins of human spirituality. Drawing on the natural and social sciences, it describes how the emotion of wonder elicits belief in the existence of a ... More


The Search for the Original Gītā

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

in The Nay Science: A History of German Indology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199931347
eISBN:
9780199345724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931347.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapters 1 and 2 focused on German Mahābhārata studies, especially as these played a role in the induction of historical criticism into the methodological canon of the Indologists. This chapter looks ... More


Legal Revision in the Torah Law Collections: Supersessionist or Complementary?

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter assesses the state of the field concerning the mechanics of legal revision among the Torah’s four codes of law. Classically, scholars of biblical law assumed that as jurists redrafted ... More


Friendship: Same-Sex Attracted, Single, and Aelred of Rievaulx

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians who are same-sex attracted but single find themselves in a hard theological space. If they are remaining single, they often don’t fit the mold of contemporary LGBTQ+ activism surrounding ... More


“The Real Nature and Spirit of Our Lives”: The Evolution of Corporate Personality, 1865–1920

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Proponents of social evolution blurred boundaries between commerce and Christianity after the Civil War, championing Christian work as a means to economic growth, republican liberty, and national ... More


Girolamo Zanchi

Benjamin R. Merkle

in Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The Elohistae

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749622
eISBN:
9780191815249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749622.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

Chapter 3 provides a brief biographical sketch of Girolamo Zanchi, describing the influence of Vermigli on his beliefs. The author examines various theories about why Zanchi wrote De Tribus Elohim, ... More


Soteriologies

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Salvation, folk wisdom, and spirituality cover the major world views of Britain in this chapter’s discussion of traditional religious ideas of merit and afterlife reward as well as the more secular ... More


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