Contents

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FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR vii

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE ix

Translator's Note to tiie Third Impression . xx Chap.

I. The Rational and ti:e Non-Rational . 1

III. The Elements in the 'Numinous'

Creature-Feeling 8

IV. Mysterium tremendum :

1. The Element of Awefulness . . 13

2. The Element of ' Overpoweringness ' . 20

3. The Element of ' Energy ' or Urgency . 23 V. The Analysis of ' Mysterium ':

4. '¡he 'Wholly Other' 25 VI. 5. Tiie Element of Fascination . . 31

VII. Analogies and Associated Feelings . . 42

The Law of the Association of Feelings . 43

Schematization . 46 VIII. The Holy as a Category of Value :

Sin and Atonement 52 IX. Means of Expression of the Numinous:

1. Direct Means 02

2. Indirect Means 64

3. Mean^ hy which the Numinous is ex pressed in Art 08

X. The Numinous in the Old Testament . 74

XI. The Numinous in the New Testament . 85

XIJI. The Two Processes of Development . . 113

XIV. The Holy as an a priori Category. Part 1 110

XVI. The 'Cruder' Phases 136

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XVII. The Holy as an a prior: Category. Part II 110

XVIII. The Manifestations of the ' Holy ' and the Faculty of 'Divination' . . 147

XIX. Divination in Primitive Christianity . 159

XX. Divination in Christianity to-day . . 166 XXI. History and the a prwrt is Religion :

Summary and Conclusion . . .179

APPENDIXES:

I. Chrysostom on the Inconceivable in God . 183

II. The Numinous in Poetry, Hymn, and Liturgy 191

III. Original Numinous Sounds 194

IV. 'Spirit' and 'Soul' as Numinous Entities . 198 V. The Supra-Personal in the Numinous . . 201

VI. The Mystical Element in Luther's Conception of ' Faith' 209

VII. 'Signs Following' 212

VIII. Silent Worship 216

IX. A Numinous Experience of John Ruskin . 221

X. The Expression of the Numinous in English 222 XI. The Mysterium Tremendum in Robertson and

Watts 226

XIT. The Resurrection as a Spiritual Experience . 228 XIII. Religious Essays, A Supplement to ' The Idea of the Holy' (O.U.P.): table of contents . . 235

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