Edexcel Religion and Life - Believing in God (Religious Experience)

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RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES

KEY WORDS
Conversion - when your life is changed by giving yourself to God

Miracle - something which seems to break the laws of science and makes you think only God could have done it
Numinous - the feeling of the presence of something greater than you
Prayer - an attempt to contact God, usually through words

Religious experience is an event that people feel gives them direct contact with God. There are four main types:

THE NUMINOUS
The feeling of the presence of God. When people are in a religious building, a beautiful place or looking at the stars, they may be filled with the awareness that there is something greater than them, which they believe is God. Often described as an experience of the

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