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    Religious Experience, Justification, and History.Matthew C. Bagger - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    Recently, many philosophers of religion have sought to defend the rationality of religious belief by shifting the burden of proof onto the critic of religious belief. Some have appealed to extraordinary religious experience in making their case. Religious Experience, Justification, and History restores neglected explanatory and historical considerations to the debate. Through a study of William James, it contests the accounts of religious experience offered in recent works. Through reflection on the history (...)
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    Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things.Ann Taves - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    The essence of religion was once widely thought to be a unique form of experience that could not be explained in neurological, psychological, or sociological terms. In recent decades scholars have questioned the privileging of the idea of religious experience in the study of religion, an approach that effectively isolated the study of religion from the social and natural sciences. Religious Experience Reconsidered lays out a framework for research into religious phenomena that reclaims (...) as a central concept while bridging the divide between religious studies and the sciences. Ann Taves shifts the focus from "religious experience," conceived as a fixed and stable thing, to an examination of the processes by which people attribute meaning to their experiences. She proposes a new approach that unites the study of religion with fields as diverse as neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, and psychology to better understand how these processes are incorporated into the broader cultural formations we think of as religious or spiritual. Taves addresses a series of key questions: how can we set up studies without obscuring contestations over meaning and value? What is the relationship between experience and consciousness? How can research into consciousness help us access and interpret the experiences of others? Why do people individually or collectively explain their experiences in religious terms? How can we set up studies that allow us to compare experiences across times and cultures? Religious Experience Reconsidered demonstrates how methods from the sciences can be combined with those from the humanities to advance a naturalistic understanding of the experiences that people deem religious. (shrink)
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    Religious Experience.Amber L. Griffioen - 2021 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    This Element looks at religious experience and the role it has played in philosophy of religion. It critically explores the history of the intertwined discourses on mysticism and religious experience, before turning to a few specific discussions within contemporary philosophy of religion. One debate concerns the question of perennialism vs. constructivism and whether there is a 'common core' to all religious or mystical experience independent of interpretation or socio-historical background. Another central discussion concerns the (...)
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    Religious Experience as an Experience of Human Finitude.Stefan Afloroaei - 2012 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (32):155-170.
    I start from a relatively simple idea: the human being is constantly making a multiple experience of truth (once again, in reference to Gadamer's statement), both scientifical and technical, as well as religious or aesthetic. Still, what is the relationship between those experiences of truth? Can they express somehow, precisely by their multiplicity, a neutral ethos of today's man, or do they manage to take part in a larger and more elevated experience of truth? In the following (...)
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    Religious Experience and the Knowledge of God: The Evidential Force of Divine Encounters.Harold A. Netland - 2022 - Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, a Division of Baker Publishing Group.
    For many Christians, personal experiences of God provide an important ground or justification for accepting the truth of the gospel. But we are sometimes mistaken about our experiences, and followers of other religions also provide impressive testimonies to support their religious beliefs. This book explores from a philosophical and theological perspective the viability of divine encounters as support for belief in God, arguing that some religious experiences can be accepted as genuine experiences of God and can provide evidence (...)
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  6. Religious Experience without Belief? Toward an Imaginative Account of Religious Engagement.Amber Griffioen - 2016 - In Thomas Hardtke, Ulrich Schmiedel & Tobias Tan (eds.), Religious Experience Revisited: Expressing the Inexpressible? Leiden, Netherlands: pp. 73-88.
    It is commonly supposed that a certain kind of belief is necessary for religious experience. Yet it is not clear that this must be so. In this article, I defend the possibility that a subject could have a genuine emotional religious experience without thereby necessarily believing that the purported object of her experience corresponds to reality and/or is the cause of her experience. Imaginative engagement, I argue, may evoke emotional religious experiences that may (...)
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    Religious Experience and Special Divine Action.Amber L. Griffioen - 2017 - The Special Divine Action Project.
    This micro-summary and extended overview for the Special Divine Action Project discusses the connection between divine action and religious experience.
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  8. Religious experience and epistemic justification: Alston on the reliability of mystical perception.Christoph Jäger - 2002 - In Carlos Ulises Moulines and Karl-Georg Niebergall (ed.), Argument und Analyse. mentis. pp. 403-423.
    I discuss Alston's theory of religious experience and maintain that his argument to the effect that it is rational to suppose that the 'mystical doxastic practice' is epistemically reliable does not stand up to scrutiny. While Alston's transitions from practical to epistemic rationality don't work here, his arguments may be taken to show that, under certain conditions, it is not epistemically irresponsible to trust one's religious experiences.
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    Religious Experience and Psychiatry: Analysis of the Conflict and Proposal for a Way Forward.Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed - 2010 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (3):185-204.
    The enlarging domain of psychiatric intervention is frequently associated with the undue medicalization of unusual experiences. In such a climate, it becomes of utmost importance to carefully choose appropriate candidates for the psychiatric gaze. This suggests a need to draw a distinction between religious experiences (with psychotic form) and pathological psychotic experiences. As Jackson and Fulford (1997) maintain, “spiritual experiences, whether welcome or unwelcome, and whether or not they are psychotic in form, have nothing (directly) to do with medicine. (...)
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  10. Religious Experience.Wayne Proudfoot - 1988 - Religious Studies 24 (3):396-398.
     
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    Understanding Religious Experience: From Conviction to Life's Meaning.Paul K. Moser - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, Paul K. Moser offers a new approach to religious experience and the kind of evidence it provides. Here, he explains the nature of theistic and non-theistic experience in relation to the meaning of human life and its underlying evidence, with special attention given to the perspectives of Tolstoy, Buddha, Confucius, Krishna, Moses, the apostle Paul, and Muhammad. Among the many topics explored in this timely volume are: religious experience characterized in a unifying (...)
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  12. Socrates' religious experiences.John Bussanich - 2013 - In John Bussanich & Nicholas D. Smith (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates. Continuum.
     
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  13. The Religious Experience of Mankind.Ninian Smart - 1969
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  14. Religious experience, modern fiction and the aesthetics of the sacred.Raymond Aaron Younis - 1994 - In Michael Griffith & Ross Keating (eds.), Religion Literature and the Arts. RLA Project. pp. 457-465.
     
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    Religious Experience and the End of Metaphysics.Jeffrey Bloechl (ed.) - 2003 - Indiana University Press.
    Does religious thinking stand in opposition to postmodernity? Does the existence of God present the ultimate challenge to metaphysics? Strands of continental thought, especially those running from Kant, Husserl, and Heidegger, focus on individual consciousness as the horizon for all meaning and provide modern philosophy of religion with much of its present ferment. In Religious Experience and the End of Metaphysics, 11 influential continental philosophers share the conviction that religious thinking cannot afford to disengage from the (...)
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    How religious experience ‘works’: Jamesian pragmatism and its warrants.Daniel N. Robinson - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (4):357-372.
    The Varieties of Religious Experience is not a theological treatise but an inquiry into a ubiquitous feature of the human condition and thus of human nature itself. Its author makes this clear at the outset, claiming competence as a psychologist and promising no more, therefore, than an examination of those “religious propensities of man” which James takes to be “at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution.” The “at least” is (...)
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  17. Religious experience and the probability of theism: comments on Swinburne.Christoph Jäger - 2017 - Religious Studies 53 (3):353-370.
    I discuss Richard Swinburne’s account of religious experience in his probabilistic case for theism. I argue, pace Swinburne, that even if cosmological considerations render theism not too improbable, religious experience does not render it more probable than not.
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  18. Are Religious Experiences Really Localized Within the Brain? The Promise, Challenges, and Prospects of Neurotheology.Paul F. Cunningham - 2011 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 32 (3):223.
    This article provides a critical examination of a controversial issue that has theoretical and practical importance to a broad range of academic disciplines: Are religious experiences localized within the brain? Research into the neuroscience of religious experiences is reviewed and conceptual and methodological challenges accompanying the neurotheology project of localizing religious experiences within the brain are discussed. An alternative theory to current reductive and mechanistic explanations of observed mind–brain correlations is proposed — a mediation theory of cerebral (...)
     
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  19. A religious experience argument for the existence of a holy transcendent being.Alexander Pruss - manuscript
    Much of the discussion had focussed on the question of whether religious experiences are veridical, but then Richard M. Gale asked a more fundamental question: Are they even cognitive? An experience is cognitive if it takes an intentional accusative, such as “red cube” in “I see a red cube,” as opposed to the cognate accusative exemplified by the use of the word “waltz” in “I am dancing a waltz” which is synonymous with “I am dancing waltzily.” Cognitive experiences (...)
     
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  20. Ineffability and Religious Experience.Guy Bennett-Hunter - 2014 - Brookfield, Vermont: Routledge.
    Ineffability—that which cannot be explained in words—lies at the heart of the Christian mystical tradition. It has also been part of every discussion of religious experience since the early twentieth century. Despite this centrality, ineffability is a concept that has largely been ignored by philosophers of religion. In this book, Bennett-Hunter builds on the recent work of David E. Cooper, who argues that the meaning of life can only be understood in terms of an ineffable source on which (...)
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    Religious Experience of Space.Andrea Franchetto - 2021 - Constructivist Foundations 16 (3):320-322.
    I want to initiate a dialogue on spatial theory between the history of religions and the cognitive sciences. The study of religious experiences offers approaches to perceptual presence to develop ….
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    Religious experience.Mark Webb - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Religious Experience, Conceptual Contribution and the Problem of Diversity: How Not to Make the Problem Worse.Gregg Ten Elshof - 2007 - Journal of Philosophical Research 32:235-250.
    This paper aims to contribute to a defense of the now quite familiar argument from the perceptual model of religious experience to the rationality of beliefs formed on the basis of religious experience. The contribution will not, however, come in the form of a positive argument for PMR. Neither will this contribution take the form of a response to key objections to the plausibility of that model. Instead, I wish to argue that there is a widespread (...)
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  24. Religious experience and the question of whether belief in God requires evidence.C. Stephen Evans - 2011 - In Kelly James Clark & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Evidence and Religious Belief. Oxford University Press.
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    Religious Experience.Paul Weiss - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (1):3 - 17.
    THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF EXPERIENCE, each with a distinctive grain. In each of them we can discern something peripheral and focal, the mine and the not-mine, the private and the public, the episodic and the constant. Each answers to different sides of our separated and interrelated selves. Aesthetic experience is qualitatively toned, and encountered through the agency of emotions, partly mediated through the senses. Undergone in privacy it has a distinctive texture; sometimes it has a different one (...)
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    Religious Experience and Scientific Method. [REVIEW]M. V. J. - 1972 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (1):178-179.
    In this, his first book, originally published in 1926, Henry Nelson Wieman sets forth a view on the relationship of religious experience and scientific method which in substance he has maintained ever since. According to Wieman, our knowledge of the concrete world consists of immediate sensuous experience as interpreted through some set of concepts. Religious experience is the richest form of immediate sensuous experience. It is our awareness of God, who is as much an (...)
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  27. Religious Experience Justifies Religious Belief.William P. Alston - 2004 - In Michael L. Peterson & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell. pp. 135--45.
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    The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered at Edinburgh in 1901--1902.William James - 1902 - Mineola, New York: Dover Publications.
    After completing his monumental work, The Principles of Psychology, William James turned his attention to serious consideration of such important religious and philosophical questions as the nature and existence of God, immortality of the soul, and free will and determinism. His interest in these questions found expression in various works, including The Varieties of Religious Experience, his classic study of spirituality. Based on the prestigious Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion he gave at the University of Edinburgh in (...)
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    Religious Experience and Religious Belief: Essays in the Epistemology of Religion.Joseph Runzo, Craig K. Ihara & Alvin Plantinga (eds.) - 1986 - University Press of America.
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  30. Understanding religious experience.Ninian Smart - 1978 - In Steven T. Katz (ed.), Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis. Oxford University Press. pp. 10--21.
     
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  31. Explaining religious experience.Wayne Proudfoot - 1992 - In R. Douglas Geivett & Brendan Sweetman (eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology. Oxford University Press. pp. 336--352.
     
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  32. Religious experience and the formation of the early englightenment self.Jane Shaw - 1997 - In Roy Porter (ed.), Rewriting the Self: Histories From the Renaissance to the Present. Routledge.
     
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    Religious Experience: An Unguarded Front in Hume’s Account of Miracles.Travis Dumsday - 2008 - International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3):371-379.
    Hume’s destructive account of miracles has been thought by many to exclude the possibility of rationally accepting testimony to supernatural events. Here I argue that even if one grants that his argument works with respect to testimony about miracles, it does not succeed in showing that all testimony to the supernatural is inadmissible, since room is left open for religious experiences, especially those of an intersubjective kind, to function as evidence. If this is so, there is new reason to (...)
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  34. Religious Experience, Psychology, and Healing in a Pragmatist Perspective.Anna Boncompagni - 2017 - Philinq - Philosophical Inquiries 2 (5):57-62.
    Introduction to the Focus “Practicing William James”.
     
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  35. Religious experience and religious pluralism.William J. Wainwright - 2000 - In Philip L. Quinn & Kevin Meeker (eds.), The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity. Oxford University Press.
  36. Christian Religious Experience.Arthur Chandler - 1929 - Longmans, Green and Co..
     
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    Religious Experience and Scientific Method.Henry Nelson Wieman - 1926 - Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press.
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    Religious Experience and Contemporary Theological Epistemology.Lieven Boeve, Yves De Maeseneer & Stijn Van den Bossche (eds.) - 2005 - Peeters.
    In this volume we present the proceedings from the fourth international Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST IV, November 5-8, 2003), which focussed ...
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    Religious experience in the current theological discussion and in the church pew.David Biernot & Christoffel Lombaard - 2017 - HTS Theological Studies 73 (3).
    Taking a new look at the language of ‘religious experience’, the authors in this contribution take into review this aspect in the current theological discussion, and in the church pew, asking the question: Does George Lindbeck’s criticism of the experiential-expressive model of religion still have something to say to us? Firstly, Lindbeck is reviewed and recouped. Then, religious experience and its commodification are discussed, at the hand also of the heritage from Schleiermacher onwards on experience. (...)
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  40. Religious Experience as a Ground of Religious Belief.William P. Alston - 1986 - In Joseph Runzo & Craig K. Ihara (eds.), Religious Experience and Religious Belief. University Press of America.
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    Religious Experience as an Observational Epistemic Practice.Bruce R. Reichenbach - 2012 - Sophia 51 (1):1-16.
    William Alston proposed an understanding of religious experience modeled after the triadic structure of sense perception. However, a perceptual model falters because of the unobservability of God as the object of religious experience. To reshape Alston’s model of religious experience as an observational practice we utilize Dudley Shapere’s distinction between the philosophical use of ‘observe’ in terms of sensory perception and scientists’ epistemic use of ‘observe’ as being evidential by providing information or justification leading (...)
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  42. RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE, LANGUAGE AND FREEDOM.Arboleda Carlos & Castrillón López Luis - 2016 - Anales de Teología 18 (1. 2016).
    Se percibe en el mundo académico de la teología y de la praxis pastoral, un giro general y englobante hacia el sujeto, la experiencia, la donación del amor, la misericordia, el mundo vivido de los hombres y la vivencia de la fe en la vida cotidiana de un mundo secularizado. Es un anhelo de salir de la simple conceptualización y de las discusiones sin fin sobre la fe, para dar paso a una vivencia y a una experiencia de lo creído (...)
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  43. Does religious experience justify religious belief.W. Alston & E. Fales - 2004 - In Michael L. Peterson & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell.
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    Religious Experience Buddhist, Christian, and Hindu: A Critical Study of Ninian Smart's Philosophical Interpretation of the Numinous and the Mystical.Jose Kuruvachira - 2004 - Intercultural Publications.
    Ninian Smart, 1927-2001, English philosopher.
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  45. The Religious Experience of the Roman People: From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus.W. Warde Fowler - 1911 - London: Macmillan & Co..
  46. Religious Experience, Justification, and History. By Matthew C. Bagger.B. Polka - 2002 - The European Legacy 7 (1):136-136.
     
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    Explaining religious experience.Charles Taliaferro - 2009 - In Jeffrey Schloss & Michael J. Murray (eds.), The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 200.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001788492; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 200-214.; Language(s): English; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay; Related Books/Electronic Resources: 9780713997897; 067003472X; 9780670034727; By: Dennett, Daniel C Breaking the spell 464 p. Publisher: New York : Viking ; London : Allen Lane (Penguin Books), 2006. ATLA0001508292.
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  48. Religious Experience?T. R. Miles & Ninian Smart - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (2):244-245.
  49. Religious Experience, Religious Belief.J. Runzo & Craig Ihara (eds.) - 1986 - University Press of America.
  50. Religious Experience, Justification, and History.[author unknown] - 2001 - Mind 110 (437):153-160.
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