Religious Experience

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What is a religious experience?
An experience interpreted in a religious framework or with religious significance
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What does St Teresa say about conversion?
It usually occurs during hardships, where someone reaches an emotional crisis point, leading them to make a decision
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Name two notable conversions
St Paul on the road to Damascus and C.S Lewis
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Who found an element of passivity during conversion experiences?
John Loftland and Rodney Stark
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What type of vision does St Teresa argue?
Inner visions that are seen with the minds eye
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What criticisms are there of visions and voices?
May be a result of mental instability or being under the influence
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What is the famous corporate experience called?
The Toronto Blessing 1994
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Who argues that corporate experiences may be a result of mass hysteria?
Hank Hanegraff
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Who put forward the idea of the principle of credulity and testimony?
Richard Swinburne - it means that you should believe the person unless you have evidence that suggests otherwise
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What are numinous experiences defined by?
Mysterium, tremendum et fascians - fearful and fascinating mystery
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