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interpretation of religious experience

Watson, John

interpretation of religious experience

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion -- Philosophy.,
  • Experience (Religion)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Watson.
    SeriesGifford lectures ;, 1910-1912.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL51 .W35 1979
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4556973M
    ISBN 100404605109
    LC Control Number77027216

      In this classic work, prominent religious philosopher John Hick presents a global interpretation of religion, arguing for a religious response to our ambiguous universe and showing how the worlds different religions are culturally conditioned forms of that response/5. Readers were invited to send him their responses. Ten years later, Hardy published a book based on the first 3, responses he had received to this question. The Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Center at Oxford also found that 95% of reported mystical experiences in their British national sample were positive.


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This book is written in answer to the common statement: "Studying and talking about religion may be well and good, but it's the experience that counts." The author takes a good look at the various types of religious experiences abroad in the world today and how they relate to interpretation and knowledge of the Christian faith.

It would thus seem that any attempt to interpret our religious experience must be based upon a critical estimate of the results of experience, both in its direct and in its reflective forms.

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2 (). Naturalistic interpretations alert us to the fact that so-called 'religious experiences' are often a cry for help. The experient needs medical treatment or counseling.

If Peter Sutcliffe's bizarre beliefs about God talking to him had been recognised as schizophrenia, he would have been treated before he killed anyone. Religious experiences can be characterized generally as experiences that seem to the person having them to be of some objective reality and to have some religious import.

That reality can be an individual, a state of affairs, a fact, or even an absence, depending on the religious tradition the experience is a part of.

This book provides an assessment of the value of religious experiences as evidence for religious beliefs. Going further than an ‘argument from religious experience’, the inquiry systematically addresses underlying philosophical issues such as the role of interpretation in experience, the function of models and metaphors in religious language, and the way perceptual experiences Author: Caroline Franks Davis.

Religious Experience. This summary handout by Jo Lynch of California Polytechnic explains the principle arguments for and against religious experience. Religious Experience is defined as an experience in which one senses the immediate presence of the divine.

Experience could be of otherness or of unity. This last theme is especially emphasized in each chapter as Molloy provides a short story that allows the reader to share in a Christian religious experience. This textbook is a valuable resource for students and the lay reader for several reasons.

First, readers are introduced to the different time periods of Christianity from multiple. Sinceits founding by Jacques Waardenburg inReligion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion.

Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science. A religious experience (sometimes known as a spiritual experience, sacred experience, or mystical experience) is a subjective experience which is interpreted within a religious framework.

The concept originated in the 19th century, as a defense against the growing rationalism of Western society. William James popularised the concept. Many religious and mystical. Full text of "The interpretation of religious experience" See other formats. The Urantia Book Paper THE REALITY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE.

ALL OF MAN'S truly religious reactions are sponsored by the early ministry of the adjutant of worship and are censored by the adjutant of wisdom. Man's first supermind endowment is that of personality encircuitment in the Holy Spirit of the Universe Creative Spirit; and long before either the.

BOOK REVIEWS A NOTEWORTHY INTERPRETATION OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE' In few fields has American scholarship distinguished itself more notably than in the psychological interpretation of religion. From the very beginning of such study down to the present, the psychologists of America have very generally manifested genuine insight, independence.

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Religious or spiritual experiences relate to the direct experience of the Holy Spirit of God (or if you prefer, Ultimate Reality according to David Hay, former head of the Religious Experience Research Centre, both terms describe the same phenomena, but "religious" experience is preferred by people who attend church and "spiritual" experience is favored by people who don’t.

Religious interpretation and similarly religious self-interpretation define a section of religion-related studies (theology, comparative religion, reason) where attention is given to aspects of perception—where religious symbolism and the self-image of all those who hold religious views have important bearing on how others perceive their particular belief system and its adherents.

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theoretical understanding of a religious experience without existential experience. He then poses the question about what might qualify as a religious experience. While some experiences. The Urantia Book. Paper The Reality of Religious Experience.

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Revelation as Religious Experience. particularly in connection with his philosophy of religious pluralism, as we shall see.

But already, in his first book Faith and Knowledge, long before his interest in comparative religion, Hick was arguing against what he called the Thomist-Catholic propositional view of revelation as 'the divine. Smart, Ninian. "Understanding Religious Experience." Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis.

Steven T. Katz. New York, Oxford University Press, This is the first of a series o. An extremely common challenge to arguments from religious experience—though not to the veridicality of religious experiences as such—is the claim that because religious experiences involve interpretation in terms of religious doctrines, any argument attempting to justify those doctrines by an appeal to religious experiences must be viciously circular.

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When confronted with the Scriptures we must be willing to surrender our preconceived ideas and submit to its message. Second, interpreting the Scriptures is also an intellectually enriching experience. The Spirit does not bypass our rationality. Tabor is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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As in the biblical book of Acts, LDS religious experience is varied and owes as much to firsthand experience as to texts and traditions. Latter-day Saints may recognize as a religious experience feelings or impressions that build faith in Christ, show that God hears and answers prayer, manifest what is good and right, enhance personal.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature () William James The Varieties of Religious Experience was first presented as a series of lectures at the University of Edinburgh in To prepare for the talks, Harvard psychologist William James had read widely in the religious classics, including the personal accounts of various saints and mystics.

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