Conversion - religious experience

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  • Conversion
    • JAMES - some will never be converted because of narrow minded/cynicism. 4 characteristics - PINT. Mysticism - links in to conversion
    • Examples
      • St Paul - Rd to Damascus
      • John Weskey - doubts removed
      • Toronto Blessing - following sermon held by Pastor Randy Clark people cried, laughed hysterically, made animals noises + fell on floor. seen by some result of move of Holy Spirit
    • Weaknesses
      • Often happen after traumas - desperate attempt to rationalise
      • Often happen to teen boys - easily brainwashed? issues of identity
      • Psychological - hallucination
      • FREUD - father figure "religion = illusion" often happen to vulnerable people with bad upbringing
      • Beyond verification
    • Definition


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