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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Explainwhat is meant by the "numinous".

15 comments:

  1. God is a mystery.His identity is unknown and he's not easily understood. He has tremendous powers , powers that cause terror in people. Despite those powers, God is merciful, forgiving , loving and patient .

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  2. the numinous is also known as the holy and it has three components - tremendous,mysterium and the fascinans. in mysterium we are rendered dumb we cannot speak. in the tremendous it terrifies us, we are terrified by the experience because we cannot manage or manipulate the power. the numinous is also fascinans. it is possible to encounter god.

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  3. Irone Thompson-Davis 1PR2October 2, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    the numinous is the power or presence of divinity. in English it mean Idea of the Holy, according to Otto the numerous experience has two aspects: Mysterium tremendum, which is the tendency to invoke fear and trembling and the mysterium fascinans the tendency to attracts fasinate and compel. the numinous experience also has a personal quality to it, in that the person feels to be in communion with a Holy other. the numinous effects can lead in different cases to beliefs in deties the supernatural, the sacred, the holy and the transcedent.

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  4. The term numinous, based on the Latin numen ("will, the active power of the divine") was coined by Rudolf Otto (1917/1926) to define a "category for the interpretation and evaluation" of nonrational manifestations of the sacred. According to Otto, the numinous is characterized by a "sense of one's creature state" (p. 10), mystical awe (tremendum), a presentiment of divine power (majestas), amazement in the face of the "completely other" (mysterium), demoniacal energy, and paradox.

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  5. Notoya Willias 1PR2October 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    The numinous grips or stirs the mind powerfully

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  6. Patricia Bryan-Tulloch 1PR2October 7, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    The numinous is defined by Otto as "the Holy".It is a nonrational experience or feeling outside of self "the other". It's presence is mysterium tremendum because it evokes fear and trembling yet it is merciful,loving and compassionate. It is also fascinans as tends to attract,fascinate and compel.The numinous experience also has a personal quality to it, in that the person feels to be in communion with a Holy other.

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  7. The numious describes the presence or power of a divinity. Otto speaks of the numious experience as mysterium tremendum, which is to invoke fear and mysterium fascinans, to attract, fascinate and compel. This experience also have a personality quality and can also lead to beliefs in dieties, the supernatural, the sacred and the Holy.

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  8. Ackema ferguson 1PR1October 10, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    According to the oxford the term "Numinous" Means to have a strong religious or spiritual quality.
    Numinous is the concept of holy. It is a non-sensory experience, Non-rational or feeling whose primary and immediate objest is outside the self.

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  9. Natalee Campbell-Clarke 1PR1October 11, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    numinous is a term suggested by Rudolf Otto that describe that which is wholly other. The numinous leads in different cases to belief in deities, the supernatural, the sacred, the holy, and the transcendent.

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  10. Numinous is an adjective which describes the state of someone being infused with a devine spirit or something supernatural. It usually evokes some degree of reverence, awe or mystery.

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  11. Numinous is refer to a magical experience, the response is one of silence which provokes terror.Numinous is something completely other.

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  12. stcayann mcleod( 1pr2)October 16, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    The numinous is defined by Rudolph Otto as the "holy" he described it as terrifying mystery, inspiring and fascinating mystery. Otto saw religion emerging from these experiences

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  13. Numinous is define as the holy.totally other. He has terrifying power but he still can be merciful,loving and kind.

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  14. The numinuos is described as being fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I believe it si something that you want to experience but is afraid of what the experience will be like.

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  15. Numinous is something that is mysterious, terrifying and fascinating at the same time.

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