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Nietzsche, Otto and religious feeling

Nietzsche, Otto and religious feeling

Urpeth, Jim (2001) Nietzsche, Otto and religious feeling. In: Research Seminar Series, 22 Feb 2001, Dept of Theology and Religious Studies, Kings College London. (Unpublished)

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On the assumption that religion is essentially an affective phenomenon this paper constructs an encounter between two of the most significant, seemingly diametrically opposed, critical accounts of the nature of religious feeling - those developed by Nietzsche and Otto respectively. After an exposition of these thinkers conceptions of religious feeling the paper attempts a critical evaluation of them focusing on the themes of immanence, naturalism and the linguistic and logical issues involved in the attempt to present or exhibit the 'numinous'. Beyond the ultimately irreconcilable differences between Nietzsche and Otto on these matters both thinkers are acknowledged in relation to what, it is argued, is ultimately a shared aim - the articulation of a conception of 'god' in affective terms.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nietzsche, Otto, philosophy of religion, religious emotion and feeling.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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