Otto's criticisms of Schleiermacher
Smith, A. D. (Arthur David). (2009) Otto's criticisms of Schleiermacher. Religious Studies, Vol.45 (No.2). pp. 187-204. ISSN 0034-4125Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034412508009761
An assessment is made of Rudolf Otto's criticisms of Friedrich Schleiermacher's claim that religious feeling is to be interpreted as essentially involving a feeling of absolute dependence. Otto's criticisms are divided into two kinds. The first suggest that a feeling a dependence, even an absolute one, is the wrong sort of feeling to locate at the heart of religious consciousness. It is argued that this criticism is based on misinterpretations of Schleiermacher's view, which is in fact much closer to Otto's than the latter appreciated. The second kind of criticism suggests that the feeling of absolute dependence cannot play the foundational role assigned to it by Schleiermacher, since it is itself a secondary response. It is argued not only that Otto provides no justification for this criticism, but that Otto's own position is incoherent unless Schleiermacher's view is accepted.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Religion -- Philosophy, Otto, Rudolf, 1869-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation, Schleiermacher, Friedrich, 1768-1834 -- Criticism and interpretation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Religious Studies|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 187-204|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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