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Neurotheology is multidisciplinary in nature and includes the fields of theology, religious studies, religious experience and practice, philosophy, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology. Each of these fields may contribute to neurotheology and conversely, neurotheology may ultimately contribute in return to each of these Cited by: 7. A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were - and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book.
On this basis, existing studies of religious experience are criticized, and an alternative, narrative approach to studying religious experience which is sensitive to its unique ontology is elaborated. The paper concludes with some brief suggestions for applying the narrative approach to studying the meaning of religious by: Complete summary of William James' The Varieties of Religious Experience. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Varieties of Religious Experience.
William James Revisited REREADING THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE IN TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVE by Ann Taves Abstract. William James’s The Varieties of Religious Experience is one of the world’s most popular attempts to meld science and religion. Academic reviews of the book were mixed in Europe and America. Types of religious experience and personality. The personal character of religious experience makes it essential to understand its varieties as manifested in different types of personality and the functions they perform. The mystic, a reflective and contemplative type, shuts out the world and all distracting influences in order to reach true selfhood through purification and enlightenment.
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The Structure of Religious Experience book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Many of the earliest books, particularly those datin /5(6). This book is so important every intelligent person should read it.”— Boston Transcript “Distinguished thinkers have appeared through the years in fulfillment of the Terry Foundation, and Professor Macmurray worthily brings the succession of thought to the highest point thus far attained in the evolution of religious thought.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Macmurray, John, Structure of religious experience. New Haven, Yale University Press, Additional Physical Format: Online version: Macmurray, John, Structure of religious experience. [Hamden, Conn.] Archon Books, [©].
The Structure of Religious Experience. New impression Edition by John MacMurray (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book Cited by: The structure of religious experience Out of Print--Limited Availability.
John Macmurray, one of the most brilliant of the younger English philosophers, sets forth his conception of a religion which he believes can save the world from chaos.
He regards religion as having its springs in the relations between human individuals, and thinks that a 5/5(1).
Structure of Religious Experience by John Macmurray. Author John Macmurray. Title Structure of Religious Experience. Format Paperback.
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by Matt Slick 10/16/ A spiritual experience is an encounter with something or someone other than yourself that is not based upon material phenomena.
The experience leaves a person with a new and profound sense of awareness or understanding regarding God, a truth, or other religious religious experience can be visual, auditory, and/or a sense of the presence of something "other.". Iḥyā′ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn (transl.
The Revival of the Religious Knowledge; Arabic: احياء علوم الدين ) is an 11th-century book written by Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazali.
The book was composed in Arabic and was based on personal religious experience. It is regarded as one of his chief works and a classic introduction to the pious muslim's way to : Al-Ghazālī. The first chapter establishes the field of religious experience and could be selectively summarized as follows.
Man is a creature capable of reflection and there are three main forms of reflection in which he indulges: science, art and religion. Each form can be brought to. The Varieties of Religious Experience is certainly the most notable of all books in the field of the psychology of religion and probably destined to be the most influential [one] written on religion in the twentieth century’ said Walter Houston Clark in Psychology Today.
The book was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to the diverse contents of religious traditions as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals.
The extraordinary range of methods and frameworks can be helpfully summed up regarding the classic distinction between the natural-scientific and human-scientific approaches. This remarkable book is still in use today in the fields of psychology, religion, and philosophy (see for example, Charles Taylor’s () Varieties of Religious Today: William James Re-Visited or Bridgers, L.
() Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience. Religious experiences can be characterized generally as experiences that seem to the person having them to be of some objective reality and to have some religious import.
That reality can be an individual, a state of affairs, a fact, or even an absence, depending on the religious tradition the experience is. 1 The Existence of God. The argument from religious experience as demonstration and as evidence. Defense of the religious experience argument. The Principle of Credulity; The Principle of Testimony; Swinburne's "cumulative" approach: The theistic hypothesis is more probable than not.
The classic arguments taken together with lesser known arguments for God's. Rudolf Otto, a German thinker, attempted to theorize a single term that could explain the structure of all religious experience independent of cultural background. In his book, The Idea of the Holy, he identified this and called it the “numinous” experience.
For an experience to be numinous, in Otto’s opinion, it needed to involve two things. Summary This chapter contains sections titled: Having an Experience Religion Describability Phenomenology Criteria for Kinds: Content Criteria for Kinds:.
Maurice Bloch Prey into Hunter: The Politics of Religious Experience. Review by Victoria Hart Gaskell, Bloch, Maurice. Prey into Hunter: The Politics of Religious Experience.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, This book began as a series of four lectures delivered as the Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures at the University of Rochester.
The Varieties of Religious Experience came about as the result of William James's legendary lecture series at The University of Edinburgh.
It consisted of 20 Lectures, 2 courses of 10 lectures each. In this series, James examines in detail the nature of religion, expanding on pragmatism in the process.
This pathbreaking work by two leading medical researchers explores the neurophysiology of religious experience. Building on an explanation of the basic structure of the brain, the authors focus on parts most relevant to human experience, emotion, cognition.
On this basis, they plot how the brain is involved in mystical experiences. Succesive chapters apply this schene to mythmaking, ritual and Pages:.
The Qur’«n is a book which emphasizes ‘deed’ rather than ‘idea’. There are, however, men to whom it is not possible organically to assimilate an alien universe by re-living, as a vital process, that special type of inner experience on which religious faith ultimately rests.
Moreover, the Cited by: The best nonfiction books: No 53 – The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James () This revolutionary work written by Henry James’s less famous brother brought a.- Presented in David Hay's book religious experience today.
- 31% of brits and 35% of American flet close to a powerful spiritual force. Those having experiences may be experiencing the same ultimate reality which is then interpreted into the 'second hand' religious belief structure most familiar with them.