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Conversion experience

Unlocking human potential

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Indirect religious experience

An experience that focuses the mind on god or the Devine

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Direct religious experience

Experience with god or the divine

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Richard Swinburne types of religious experience

Public
Private

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Richard Swinburne types of religious experience
PUBLIC

ordinary and everyday natural experiences
Extraordinary and miraculous violations of our understanding

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Richard Swinburne types of religious experience
PRIVATE

describable in ordinary language
Non describable - direct, ineffable, numinous
Non specific- looking at world from religious perspective

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William James
Mysticism

American philosopher, ill health led him to question moral ideas
Pragmatist

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Pragmatist

Holds belief that the truth of something can be determined by its practical effects and consequences

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Passitivity

Done to you

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Ineffability

Indescribable

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Noetic

Insight of the Devine

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Transiency

Short lived experience
Long lasting effects

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Weakness of William James

Too much reliance on personal subjective experience
Difficult to judge

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Principle of testimony

We should generally believe what others say unless we have reason not to

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Principle of credibility

Willingness to believe, no reason to doubt
what one perceives is probably so

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The numinous

Presence of something greater then yourself
Higher consciousness
Egolessness, universal perspective

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Numinous dread

Awe or awe fullness
Bigger than ordinary consciousness

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Different religious experience

Numinous
Prayer
Miracle
Conversion
Visions / voices
Corporate experience

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Rudolph otto

Looked at phenomenology of religious consciousness
Stressed non rationality nature of religious experience

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Phenomenology

Study of conciousness as experienced from the first person point of view

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John hick

Fundamental part of religion is experiencing as
Objective experience

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Soren kierkegaard

Religious belief is held passionately
God existence is a feeling not a fact
Leap of faith
Objecting certainty is not impactful
Faith is incomprehensible but not irrational

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Idea of the holy

Ottos famous work
Mysterium temendum = numinous dread

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Martin buber
Ich du
(I-you)

Mutual holistic existence of two beings

Lacks structure, no content
Lovers
Relationship between I and god
Be open with god then sores teachings and experience that all can then know god

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Fc happold type of mystical experience

Soul mysticism ( self fulfilment)
Nature mysticism ( god is everywhere)
God mysticism ( soul union with god)

Looks at all experiences there are
Finding soul, completing self fulfilment

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Fc happold
Types of mysticism

1-mysticism of love and union- bigger that ourselves
2-mysticism of knowledge and understanding - the whole story of the universe

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Conversion experiences
St. Paul

Killed Christian's came into contact with Jesus and became Christian

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Conversion experiences
Nicky Cruz

Raised by abusive parents
Became gang member and murderer
Christian told him about the love of Jesus
Converted

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Conversion experience
St Augustine

Christian
Drunk with prostitutes
Voices led him to read St. Paul's bible entries
Changed

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Corporate experiences

Religious experience that happens to a group of people