Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nicolas Berdyaev's Amazing Footnote

From The Divine and the Human, English Translation 1949, p. 6
Only the second interpretation is worthy of God and worthy of man. Here too there ought still to happen an immense change in the knowledge of God, a change which will be an emancipating change. Man does not easily awaken from his ancient nightmares in which the ego has tyrannized over both himself and God; and hence the crucifixion of God. The ego has been a fatality both for the human self and for God.1  . . .
1This was once revealed to me in a dream.
2See R. Otto, Das Heilige. He has some interesting thoughts about the moralization, rationalization, and spiritualization of sacred things.

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