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Religious Experience : a Reader.

Author: Craig Martin; Russell T McCutcheon; Leslie Dorrough Smith
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Critical categories in the study of religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many regard religious experience as the essence of religion, arguing that narratives might be created and rituals invented but that these are always secondary to the original experience itself. However, the concept of ""experience"" has come under increasing fire from a range of critics and theorists. This Reader presents writings from both those who assume the existence and possible universality of religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Martin, Craig.
Religious Experience : A Reader.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Martin; Russell T McCutcheon; Leslie Dorrough Smith
ISBN: 9781317545705 1317545702 9781315729367 1315729369
OCLC Number: 890531267
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Sources; 1. Introduction; Part I: The Background of Experience; 2. "Experience," from Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society; 3. "Rethinking Experience," from Shelter Blues: Sanity and Selfhood among the Homeless; Part II: The Autonomy of Experience; 4. "Lecture 2: Circumscription of the Topic," from The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature; 5. "James: Varieties," from Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited; Part III: The Universality of Experience. 6. "Universals in Religion," from Types of Religious Experience: Christian and Non-Christian7. "Bozeman to Banaras: Questions from the Passage to India," from Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras; Part IV: The Explanation of Experience; 8. "A Classic Conversion Experience" and "Explaining Religious Experience," from Religious Experience; 9. Excerpt from "Conclusion," from Fits, Trances, and Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James; Part V: The Unraveling of Experience; 10. "Experience," from Critical Terms for Religious Studies. 11. "The Evidence of Experience," from Critical InquiryConclusion: The Capital of "Experience"; 12. William James in Late Capitalism: Our Religion of the Status Quo; Some Afterwords ... ; 13. I Have a Hunch; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Critical categories in the study of religion.

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This Reader presents writings from both those who assume the existence and possible universality of religious experience and those who question the very rhetoric of "experience".  Read more...

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