Numinous
(1,295 words)

Abstract: “Numinous” is a term developed by Rudolf Otto, a German theologian and philosopher of religion, for the non-conceptualizable but nonetheless apprehensible dimension of “the Holy.” Although O…

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Gregory D. Alles, “Numinous”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 29 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000390>
First published online: 2016



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