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Religious Experience

Russell T. McCutcheon

Religious Experience

A Reader (Critical Categories in the Study of Religion)

by Russell T. McCutcheon

  • 237 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Equinox Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Educational Resources

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8960259M
    ISBN 101845530985
    ISBN 109781845530983

    Although Proudfoot in a footnote mentions that some criticisms of the Schachter and Singer experiment do exist in the literature, the reader, despite the footnote, is left with the impression that what criticisms exist are inconsequential, and that the conclusions reached by the Schachter and Singer experiment are still those most widely accepted in the psychological community. The change from negative to positive that accompanies prayer opens new ideas and paths to the mind and soul. You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. Synopsis For a long time, the philosophically difficult topic of religious experience has been on the sidelines of phenomenological research with a notable exception of Anthony Steinbock, who focused on mysticism.

    Schmidt, is a compilation of essays that accomplishes a variety of tasks relating to the study of religious experience in a multitude of academic disciplines. Whether political or religious views, each of us can change our beliefs to improve our lives. Contributions from theology, comparative religion, psychology and the philosophy of religion come together in the commentaries and meta-narrative written by Olga Louchakova-Schwartz the editor. And, more important, I am not at all sure I agree that religious feeling is best studied in these extreme cases.

    The book The Problem of Religious Experience: Case Studies in Phenomenology, with Reflections and Commentaries brings together preeminent as well as emerging voices in the field, with fresh views on the topic. Synopsis Many regard religious experience as the essence of religion, arguing that narratives might be created and rituals invented but that these are always secondary to the original experience itself. You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. The second section delves into the methodological challenges that are inherent in documenting, describing, and analyzing religious experiences from spirit mediums of Brazilian Vale do Amanhecer to near-death and out-of-body experiences in shamanic religions.


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Religious Experience book

It's worse than Infinite Jest, where at least the footnotes are intentionally annoying and often funny. To be fair, James does have an informal plan for selecting his examples, but it's one that I feel very dubious about.

True power, in religion and otherwise, comes when we see prayer as a change in the soul. I do wonder if he truly believed this. They're shorter, better written, and, in my humble opinion, considerably more insightful. There are no experiments, no statistics, no falsifiable claims.

The final section brings forth concrete instances of how religious experience is present in different pockets of academic fields, yet also within popular culture: sacred texts like the Gospel of John, music that promotes ecstasy and liminality from medieval Hildegaard von Bingen to sounds for New Age trance, and the landscape of technological cyberspace from the Dark Web to common social media platforms.

The second section delves into the methodological challenges that are inherent in documenting, describing, and analyzing religious experiences from spirit mediums of Brazilian Vale do Amanhecer to near-death and out-of-body experiences in shamanic religions.

Regardless, this book will have me thinking some powerful deep thoughts for a while! Download PDF Lesson 1: Healing ourselves, even from depression, can result from religious experiences.

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The Varieties Of Religious Experience Summary

After attempts to find meaning in a life that, from a scientific perspective would one day end, he continued feeling nothing. There seems to be a lack of diversity regarding the educational institutions of the contributors; most are affiliated with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

His voice is instructive but not didactic; opinionated but not at all polemical — in fact, anti-polemical. His only concern about religion is what it tells us about 'what goes on in the single private man' Psychology aside, this is an odd book in many ways, especially for its unorthodox approach to the precepts of organised religion.

The "scientific" explanations are in most cases not much more than hand-waving and fanciful ideas with Latin names. The weariness with life he felt was the result of the superfluous, artistic, upper-class life of which he was a part. All well and good to say you'll use up-to-date psychological theory: but psychology at that time was barely a science at all, and it shows.

Excerpt: "Finally, it is welcome indeed to have a philosopher of Proudfoot's ability make such a strong case for the cognitive content of religious consciousness by demonstrating the central role of judgment and explanation in religious experience.

The book The Problem of Religious Experience: Case Studies in Phenomenology, with Reflections and Commentaries brings together preeminent as well as emerging voices in the field, with fresh views on the topic.

Many of the authors within this volume acknowledge the novelty of the field of religious experience in the Western academic tradition: that it arose from as a turn-of-theth century turn toward an empirical methodology and psychological analysis, arguably beginning with William James.

Varieties Religious Experience

The sixteen essayists contributing to this book address the fullness of music's presence in American religion and religious history. Schmidt, is a compilation of essays that accomplishes a variety of tasks relating to the study of religious experience in a multitude of academic disciplines.

In this way, the practice also weakens harmful feelings like egotism and fear. He says he will focus on the most extreme examples of religious feeling, since it is in such cases that we will see it in its purest form. Perhaps it is inevitable, even necessary, that as students of religion, we will choose which methodological approach we find most adequate and fruitful.

William James, writing around the end of the 19th century, sets out to take a cool look at how people experience religious feeling, basing his investigation on state-of-the-art psychological theory. What a misfortune to be born! However, the concept of "experience" has come under increasing fire from a range of critics and theorists.

All in all, then, an annoying and frustrating book. A shame, because I completely approve of the idea. This book was written based on a series of lectures given by William James clear back in the early s.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.

George De Benneville-- physician, preacher, and mystic -- wrote of his Universalist mystical religious experience and his in-depth near-death experience in his book entitled, The Life and Trance of Dr. George De Benneville.

Like Jane Lead, these personal experiences convinced De Benneville that Hell is for purification and that, in the end, all. 1. Types of Religious Experience. Reports of religious experiences reveal a variety of different kinds.

Perhaps most are visual or auditory presentations (visions and auditions), but. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature.

Varieties of Religious Experience

by William James. William James (), became one of the most eminent of American philosophers and psychologists. He was a teacher at Harvard ();, at first of physiology and anatomy, later of psychology and philosophy.

(ENTIRE BOOK) It is to our culture’s. Religious experience refers to the moment in which a believer has a revelation from God or another religious figure. Apart from conversations with God, religious experiences include miracles and other hard-to-explain phenomena.

The book reveals the American religious experience is shallow and is they endorse the idea of money, Wordsworths religious experience is revealed in the 31st line when he suggests that whenever in contact with nature, there is tranquil restoration (Wordsworth 34).

The 48th and 58th lines of the poem suggest that there is the propensity of.