Light Out of Plenitude: Towards an Epistemology of Mystical Inclusivism

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (2):141 - 175 (2010)
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In this paper I argue that from the point of view of a theist, inclusivism with respect to the issue whether adherents of different religious traditions can have veridical experience of God (or Ultimate Reality) now, is more plausible than the Alstonian exclusivism. I suggest that mystical inclusivism of the kind I imply in this paper may contribute to the development of cross-cultural philosophy of religion, as well as to the theoretical framework for inter-religious dialogue, because (1) it allows for the possibility of veridical experience of God in a variety of religious traditions, but (2) it avoids the radical revisionist postulates of Hickian pluralism and (3) it leaves open the question whether the creed of any specific tradition is a better approximation to the truth about God than the creeds of other traditions. (edited)



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Janusz Salamon
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Mysticism and philosophy.W. T. Stace - 1960 - New York: St. Martin's Press.

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