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Understanding Religious Experiences What the Bible Says about Spirituality (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality) by J. Harold Ellens

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Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English


  • Religious experience,
  • The Bible,
  • Religion (Specific Aspects),
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Christian Life,
  • Christian Life - General,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Religion / General,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Biblical teaching,
  • Experience (Religion),
  • Spirituality

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL10289927M
ISBN 10027599547X
ISBN 109780275995478

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This book is "What the Bible says about spirituality", supposedly. However of its pages only 99 are directly concerned with the bible. The other pages deal, more or less, with religious psychology. This section has its own merit, but it is at the expense of any further exploration of spirituality and the bible. J.3/5(1). Emotional Experience and Religious Understanding: Integrating Perception, Conception and Feeling by Mark Wynn (Cambridge University Press) (Hardcover) In this book Mark Wynn argues that the landscape of philosophical theology looks rather different from the perspective of a reconceived theory of by: Religious conversion provides converts with an opportunity to embrace a community of faith and a philosophy that nurture and guide, that offer a focus for loyalty and a framework for action. Whether the conversion is from one religious tradition to another, from one denomination to another, from no involvement to participation in a religious community, or is an intensification of commitment. ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 25 cm. Contents: The varieties of religious experiences --Biblical spirituality as walking with God --Biblical spirituality as searching for God --Biblical spirituality as celebrating God: worship --Biblical spirituality as talking to God: prayer life --Biblical spirituality as seeing God: epiphany.

I am pleased to write the Foreword for this online book entitled God Is With Us: What Near-Death and Other Spiritually Transformative Experiences Teach Us About God and Afterlife by Dr. Ken R. Vincent. I am the publisher of this wonderful book written by Dr. Vincent (whom I will affectionately refer to as Ken from this point on) which I published as a labor of love and a with a sense of. A central question resulting from the above is whether it is possible to have adequate theoretical understanding of a religious experience without existential experience. He then poses the question about what might qualify as a religious experience. While some experiences do happen within religious traditions, some happen “out of the blue.   I read this book as part of a religious studies graduate course on Conversion, and wrote this review for the course. In Understanding Religious Conversion, Lewis R. Rambo attempts to synthesize his own research on why people convert with current research from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, religious studies, psychology, and missiology, among others/5. The Varieties of Religious Experience is considered to be the classic work in the field. To quote Wikipedia, "James was most interested in understanding personal religious experience. The importance of James to the psychology of religion - and to psychology more generally - is difficult to overstate.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland between and The lectures concerned the psychological study of individual private religious experiences and mysticism, and Author: William James. Religious experience, specific experience such as wonder at the infinity of the cosmos, the sense of awe and mystery in the presence of the sacred or holy, feeling of dependence on a divine power or an unseen order, the sense of guilt and anxiety accompanying belief in a divine judgment, or the feeling of peace that follows faith in divine forgiveness. understanding of what is meant by experience. 2. SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES The term “spiritual experience” can signify a religious experience but does not necessarily have a religious connection. It is a rather general term that covers a wide spectrum of spiritual experiences, even outside the . Finally, some non-religious experiences may have religious significance. A monastic tradition may emphasize the devotional aspects of everyday work, such as gardening or washing dishes, without the.