Rudolf Otto

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Comment by shaiya on August 28th, 2016 at 8:28 am

Hi, the subtitle of Otto’s book is translated by harvey as “an inquiry…into the non-rational”, not the “irrational” as stated in the article. “Irrational” would seem to me to contradict Otto’s thesis.
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Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on August 29th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Thank you, Shaiya, for your feedback. Interestingly, the sub-title in German is “Ãœber das Irrationale in der Idee des Göttlichen und sein Verhältnis zum Rationalen” which would directly translate into English as “irrational” rather than “non-rational” as Harvey translated it. The text will be revised to clarify this.

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