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An event where people believe they have had a direct contact with God or the divine
Religious Experience
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He believes it is the experience of God's presence or action
Swinburne
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He believes it is an insight into different versions of existance
Webber
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He believes it is a different experience that shows there is more to reality than first seen
Hardy
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He believes it is a perception that goes against original view of the world
Smart
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He believes that it opens the mind to a religious understanding
James
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Can't be described
Ineffable
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Gives new knowledge
Noetic
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It is given, not created
Passive
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Involves holy power that is both frightening and attractive
Numinous
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Seeing something relating to the divine
Vision
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Change in belief or practice because of a divine experience
Conversion
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The divine becomes known to humanity and gives knowledge
Revelation
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Intimate experiences of God had by contemplative thinkers (usually)
Mysticism
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Conversion from no religion to...
faith
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Conversion from one faith...
to another
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Conversion from faith (believing) to...
Faith (trusting)
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St Paul
Conversion
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St Bernadette
Vision
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Gaining a sense of oneness with God
Mysticism
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Angel of Mons
Vision
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Unhappy, searching, realisation, relief and change
Conversion process
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The vision brings knowledge and understanding
intellectual
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Vision strengthens faith which is seen in the mind's eye
Imaginative
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visions where a figure is present
Corporeal
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Teresa of Avila
Vision
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Julian of Norwich
Vision
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Direct communication between the divine and the human
Propositional
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Realisation comes after a period of time of reflection
Non-Propositional
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The Ten Commandments
Revelation
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Noah and the flood warning
Revelation
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Scholarly view of revelation experiences
Subjective
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Hindu mystics
Mystical
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Ultimate Truth, power, purpose
Divine Links
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He believes it is a perception that goes against original view of the world

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