06.07.2023 13.07.2023, 18:30 Uhr: Rudolf Otto and the Study of Religions

Vortrag und Buch-Präsentation

Foto: Dr. Martin Kraatz

Yoshitsugu Sawai shows how Otto has "three faces": the Lutheran Theologian, the Philosopher of Religion, and the Comparative Religionist. The book also shows how, of these, Otto saw himself primarily as a Lutheran Theologian, and provides an account of Otto's engagement with India and the centrality that Hindu theology had on his thinking.
In Otto's theory of religion, his well-known concepts including "wholly other" and "numinous" constitute a multiple structure of meaning. For example, his concept of the "wholly other" (das ganz Andere) no doubt has the meaning of "God" in his Christian theological studies. At the same time, however, from the perspective of comparative religion or the phenomenology of religion, this same term semantically implies the "ultimate reality" of other religious traditions; "Brahman" and "God" (Isvara) in Hindu religious tradition as well as "God" in Christianity.

Vortragender: Prof. Dr. Yoshitsugu Sawai

Termin: Mittwoch, 13.07.2023, 18:30 Uhr

Ort: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Religionskundliche Sammlung, Landgraf-Philipp-Str. 4, 35037 Marburg

Veranstalter: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Religionsforschung (ZIR)