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Wednesday History Note: Goethe

Awe is the best of man: however the world’s misprizing of the feeling would prevent us, deeply we feel, once gripped, the weird uncanny monstrous.   (from Faust, Second Part, Act 1, Scene 5)   This quote is used by Rudolf Otto in his book The Idea of the Holy to help explain the concept of the numinous.  For […]