Religious Experience Key Words

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  • Created on: 16-03-16 19:14
Mystical Experiences
Used to describe experience of direct contact or oneness with God or ultimate reality
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Numinous Experiences
Used to describe experiences of awe and wonder in the presence of God
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Corporate Experiences
Used to describe religious experiences that happen to a number of people at once in the same location.
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Ineffable
The idea that an experience cannot be properly described
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Noetic
The idea that an experience imparts or reveals knowledge
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Empiricism
The idea that observations via our senses lead us to understanding the world
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Pluarlism
The idea in religion that truth is to be found in many faiths
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Pragmatism
An account of truth that states that the truth is not a fixed thing but is whatever has value or works for us
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Convert
To change in form, character or function. To cause a person to change beliefs
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Revelation
The act of God revealing himself or knowledge about himself and his will to human beings
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General revelation
Revelation of God available to all people at all times
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Special revelation
Revelation of God to specific people at specific times
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Propositional revelation
The idea that the process of revelation involves God revealing facts or information
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Non-propositional revelation
The idea that God does not reveal facts or information during the process of revelation. God makes himself known during the experience.
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Used to describe experiences of awe and wonder in the presence of God

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Numinous Experiences

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Used to describe religious experiences that happen to a number of people at once in the same location.

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The idea that an experience cannot be properly described

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The idea that an experience imparts or reveals knowledge

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