Religious Experience

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what is direct and indirect r.e.?
direct- god directly reveals himself to people usually for a purpose e.g. answers a prayer indirect- thoughts or feelings about god prompted by daily occurrence e.g. seeing stars makes us think of creation
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what were swinburnes 5 types of r.e.?
public ordinary, public extraordinary, private describable, private indescribable, private feeling
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what were william james' 4 characteristics of r.e.?
passivity- forced on the person, ineffability can't explain it, transiency lasts 2mins to 2hours, noetic quality- reveals something about god
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what is a corporate r.e?+ examples
a religious experienced amongst many people. toronto blessing, miracle of the sun
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give some examples of conversions
nicky cruz (gangster) st paul (blinded)
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what were ottos 2 types of numinous experience and explain them
1. mysterium tremendum- tendency to invoke fear and trembling 2. mysterium facinas- tendency to attract, fascinate and compel.
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give 3 examples of people who have had positive vision and voices religious experience
St. Theresa of Avila, Muhammad and Angel Jibril, St. Bernadette
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how does David Koresh question how visions and voices are a reliable type of R.E?
believed in new light message that God was telling him to sleep with any female follower of his and he did this.
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what are some challenges to religious experience?
1. physiological e.g. st paul epileptic 2. psychological- freud 3. sociological- marx 4. lack of evidence- kant empirical 5. conflicting claims can all religions be right?
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