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Joshua Elliot Bovill 18th January 2010




`Arguments from religious experience are never convincing.' (35 marks)

Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud present challenges to religious experiences.
Marx's challenges to religious experience arguments are sociological he suggested that the
origins of religious experience are to be found in society.
He states religion…

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Joshua Elliot Bovill 18th January 2010




On the other hand there are arguments in favour of religious experience arguments.
Philosophers such as Alston and Swinburne argue in favour of religious experience
arguments.
Richard Swinburne, `The Existence of God', has suggested that there are five recognisable
types of religious experience, which…

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