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Naturalism and Religion

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Author: Dr. Rudolf Otto
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,862 / 293 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 854
Added to site: 2010.03.28
mnybks.net#: 27166
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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as, to the many instances of what seems unmeaning and purposeless, confused and dark. People were far too ready to reason from finite things to infinite causes, and the validity or logical necessity of the inferences drawn was far too rarely scrutinised. And, above all, the main point was overlooked. For even if these "evidences" had succeeded better, if they had been as sufficient as they were insufficient, it is certain that religion and the religious conception of the world could never have arisen from them, but were in existence long before any such considerations had been taken into account.

Long before these were studied, religion had arisen from quite other sources. These sources lie deep in the human spirit, and have had a long history. To trace them back in detail is a special task belonging to the domain of religious psychology, history, and philosophy, and we cannot attempt it here, but must take it for granted. Having arisen from these sources, religion has long lived a life of its own, for

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