Religious experience 1

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  • What is religious experience?
    • Direct experience
      • Rudolf Otto(1869-1937) - In the 'The Idea of the Holy' (1923) the 'numinous'
      • William James - the individual's experience of the 'divine'
        • 'the feelings, acts and experiences of individual men... so far as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they may consider the divine.'
    • Indirect Experience
      • Experience God through every day events e.g. a beautiful sunset.

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