Rudolf Otto's "Das Heilige" ("The Idea of the Holy") made him world-famous almost overnight, and set him up as a leading figure in religious studies research.However, Otto's works on theology and the philosophy of religion all but disappeared in German research circles following his death, and are viewed today as little more than a subsidiary contribution in the history of C20th theology.Thanks to new approaches and developments on the theory of 'feeling' as a means of conceiving reality and an increased debate on theological conceptions of religious experience, Otto's works and theories have become of great importance. His reflections on the theory of religion and his theological conception of 'feeling' on which these were based may now be seen as a basis for contemporary issues which is relevant and beneficial.Of particular interest therefore are both modern research on the historical value of Otto's work and more importantly the possibility of relating interdisciplinary debates on individual theological areas such as philosophy and religious studies, but also social, cultural and artistic studies, especially with regard to aesthetics and interreligious dialogue.
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