trustworthiness of religious experience by Elton Trueblood

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  • Experience (Religion),
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)

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Statementby D. Elton Trueblood.
SeriesSwarthmore lecture ;, 1939, Swarthmore lecture (Richmond, Ind.) ;, 1939.
LC ClassificationsBL53 .T73 1979b
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. ;
Number of Pages93
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Open LibraryOL2400281M
ISBN 100944350003
LC Control Number87030394

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by the Harvard psychologist and philosopher William James comprising 20 lectures given at the University of Edinburgh in lectures concerned the nature of religion and the neglect of science, in James' view, in the academic study of s: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a trustworthiness of religious experience book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland between and The lectures concerned the psychological study of individual private trustworthiness of religious experience book experiences and mysticism, and.

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In Lecture XX I have suggested rather than stated my own philosophic conclusions, and the reader who desires immediatelyto know them shouldturn to pagesand to the “Postscript”of the book. I hope to be able at some. He proposes in this book, by means of three case studies -- baptism, glossolalia, and meals -- to show how a more holistic, phenomenological approach can be made.

This makes possible the inclusion in the study of early Christianity the world of healings and religious power, of ecstasy and spirit -- in short, the religious experience of real. In judging of religious experience, it is all important to keep steadily in view the system of divine truth, contained in the Holy Scriptures; otherwise, our experience, as is too often the case, will degenerate into enthusiasm.

Many ardent professors, seem too readily to take it for granted, that all religious feelings must be good. While both experiences are extraordinary, the former is interpreted as an act of God, whereas the latter can be attributed to ghosts or poltergeists.

Religious experiences can be achieved through the process of meditation or prayer. Numen is a form of religious experience, described as a holy feeling by German theologian Rudolf Otto ( Buy The Trustworthiness of Religious Experience by Elton Trueblood from Waterstones today.

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religious experience is a way to understand life as meaningful and worthwhile, lived in relation to a greater whole.

Each of the papers here has its own approach to the topic. Religious experience can include such ideal religious states as moks.a, samadhi¯, ´saanti¯, dar´san, bhakti, brahmajñ¯ana, ´saktipat, and rasa.

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“The experience was unbelievably beautiful, and I will never forget the quality of that bright white light. It was awesome.” “One night of, I should think, neurotic misery I suddenly had an experience as if I was buoyed up by waves and waves of utterly sustaining power and love.

Whilst Foucault's work has become a major strand of postmodern theology, the wider relevance of his work for theology still remains largely unexamined. Foucault both engages the Christian tradition and critically challenges its disciplinary regime. Michel Foucault and Theology brings together a selection of essays by leading Foucault scholars on a variety of themes within the history, thought.

‎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. However, the concept of "experience" has come under increasing fire from a range of critics and theorists.

Alister Hardy Trust Religious Experience Research Centre Publications Books Alister Hardy: The Divine Flame RERU, /78 £ Alister Hardy: The Spiritual Nature of Man RERU, £ Edward Robinson: Living The Questions RERU, £ Edward Robinson: This Time-Bound Ladder RERU, £ Music creates emotions faster and with greater regularity than any other type of art.

In a book, a film, or a play, catharsis comes after growing with a character, seeing him/her change from experiences, and, by the end, both the character and you (the reader) have learned something new about the world, perhaps gained a new perspective on humanity.

This Book addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion. Can religious experience provide evidence for religious belief. If so, how. Keith Yandell argues against the notion that religious experience is ineffable, while advocating the view that strong numinous experience provides some evidence that God : $ Varieties of Religious Experience: Centenary Essays and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Problem of the Definition of Religion.

Firstly, it must be borne in mind that "what we call 'religion' is of much wider prevalence and of much longer standing than is the use of this term, or indeed of any other term, to designate it" (W.

Smith, The Meaning and End of Religion, 18).The human activities which we identify as religious are unquestionably factual, the experiences which.

The argument from religious experience (hereafter referred to as "argument from RE") has seen a resurgence in scholarly work. Keith Yandell, Richard Swinburne, Jerome Gellman, Kai-man Kwan, Caroline Franks-Davis, Paul Moser, and others have contributed to the current discussion about the topic.

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"A milestone in religious thought James combines a positive approach to religion with a non-dogmatic and thoroughly empirical approach to the religious life. A Handbook of Religious Experience. Religious Education Press. Hook, Sidney. Religious Experience and Truth: A Symposium.

New York: New York University Press. Hunt, Harry T. “A Cognitive Psychology of Mystical and Altered-State Experience.” Perceptual and Motor Skills Hunt, Harry T.

The religious experience by Ninian Smart,Prentice Hall edition, in English - 5th ed. The Varieties of Religious Experience is certainly the most notable of all books in the field of the psychology of religion and probably destined to be the most influential [one] written on religion in the twentieth century' said Walter Houston Clark in Psychology Today.

The book was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June In Thoughts on Religious Experience, Banner of Truth Publishing presents Archibald Alexander’s masterpiece in Christian wisdom and writing.

Academic and Emotional Alexander () was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church at just 20 years old/5(13). The Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre (RERC) files contain ample evidence of the life-changing effects of religious experience.

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Acknowledgments Introduction The place of the history of religions in the study of theology Universals in religion The concept of the 'classical' in the study of religions The idea of man in the Near Eastern religions Spiritual teachings in Islam with special reference to al-Hujwiri The study of Mahayana Buddhism Caspar Schwenckfeld: a pupil & a teacher in the school of Christ The4/5(1).

About The Varieties of Religious Experience. Selected by the Modern Library as one of the best nonfiction books of all time The Varieties of Religious Experience was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June Reflecting the pluralistic views of psychologist turned philosopher William James, it posits that individual religious experiences, rather than the tenets of organized.

More Books by William James See All. Varieties of Religious Experience, a Study in Human Nature. The Will to Believe: and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy. Pragmatism. Psychology. Meaning of Truth. Varieties of religious experience: a study in human nature.

The Religious Experience Of Revolutionaries book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(4). The main concern of the project which James undertakes in the book is to elevate or establish the role of religious experience in the grounding of spiritual knowledge.

This appears to be a response to school of British/Scottish empiricism, especially Hume, which laid out the principles of induction as the primary basis and challenge to the Reviews: The key to love is understanding.

Absolutely brilliant - this book have a different approach to the history of religion. How did and does people experience, mystically or otherwise, religion and the Divine and how does these experiences influence religion, history and life in general/5(6). Understanding Religious Experience This book contains lectures given by William James in Scotland in which he examines diverse religious experiences in search of their meaning.

The lectures formed a systematic work and are written in a clear way. James’s conception of pragmatism - the emphasis in the experimental method and the idea of.If you read one book on religion and the brain, it should be this one." Robert A. Emmons University of California, Davis "The Neuroscience of Religious Experience is a stunning achievement and is essential reading for anyone interested in the scientific study of : $This book comprises of a series of lectures on natural theology delivered by William James at the University of Edinburgh in / James sets out to analyze certain varieties of religious experience to discover their value for this life as an empirical fact with empirical standards.

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