Podcast on Rudolf Otto
12th November 2012
Click below : A podcast from The Religious Studies Project where they interview Robert Orsi about Otto..
Rudolf Otto was a highly influential figure in the history of Religious Studies, but whether that influence was for good or not is a debatable issue. His ideas about the sui generis nature of the religious experience and of an irreductible numinous or sacred foreshadow the work of scholars such as Eliade, but proved highly divisive for scholars and practitioners alike.
In this interview with Jonathan, Robert Orsi talks us through who Otto was, and why his ideas proved controversial. They then discuss whether scholars should still be paying attention to Otto – do his ideas still matter today?
http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/08/06/the-religious-studies-project-at-a-glance/ has more of their podcasts..