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Understanding religious experiences

J. Harold Ellens

Understanding religious experiences

what the Bible says about spirituality

by J. Harold Ellens

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spirituality -- Biblical teaching,
  • Experience (Religion)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-179) and index

    StatementJ. Harold Ellens
    SeriesPsychology, religion, and spirituality
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS680.S7 E55 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 183 p. ;
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17247430M
    ISBN 10027599547X
    ISBN 109780275995478
    LC Control Number2007029643

    Religious experiences produce real effects e.g Hadley-One way to explain the difference in accounts of religious experience is to remember that religious experience is ineffable: you can't accurately describe a religious experience so the experiencer falls back on language .   The Big Book insists that it is impossible to fully understand or define this power, and so each alcoholic is free to come to their own understanding of God, based on their own spiritual experiences in the Twelve Steps.

    • Mystical experiences are experiences where the recipient feels a sense of ‘union’ with the Divine. • Mysticism involves the spiritual recognition of truths beyond normal understanding. William James • William James is, arguably, the most famous commentator on religious Size: KB. The volume expands current scholarship on African American religion and embodiment by going beyond an understanding of black religion as the “Black Church” and underscoring the variety of religious experiences, in both marginal religious traditions and in non-traditional forms of religion.

      Book Reviews / Pneuma 32 () J. Harold Ellens, Understanding Religious Experiences: What the Bible Says about Spirituality (Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, ). xvi + pp., $, cloth. Ellens is a prolific writer in the areas of religion and psychology. His background as a chaplain, theologian, psychologist and minister informs his scholarship. Much of his . a category of religious experiences characterized by communing or uniting with the divine through inward contemplation. a story often recorded in scripture that tends to answer questions of origins and serves as a source of sacred truth. the belief that the divine reality exists in everything. the belief in many gods.


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This work seeks to answer a number of fundamental questions about religious experiences. It thus addresses issues such as what it is that makes such experiences ‘religious,’ whether some religious experiences are more ‘authentic’ than others and whether these experiences provide insights into otherwise inaccessible regions of reality or are products of the brains of those who have them.

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 a part of. A wide variety of kinds of.

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.

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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. 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.

Introduction to Mystical Religious Experiences: The very personal, direct experience of God -- when the barriers between the human being and God's Universe dissolve -- is termed a mystical religious the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament tell of.

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Sacred Knowledge is the first well-documented, sophisticated account of the effect of psychedelics on biological processes, human consciousness, and revelatory religious experiences. Based on nearly three decades of legal research with volunteers, William A. Richards argues that, if used responsibly and legally, psychedelics have the potential to assuage suffering and constructively affect.

Religious experience refers to the moment in which a believer has a revelation from God or another religious figure. Apart from conversations with God, religious experiences include miracles and other hard-to-explain phenomena. Theologians make the distinction between religious experiences and paranormal phenomena.

Bloggat om Understanding Religious Experiences Övrig information J. Harold Ellens is a Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Department of Near Eastern Studies, a retired Presbyterian theologian, an ordained minister, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, and a retired Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology.

Free download or read online The Varieties of Religious Experience pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in May 9thand was written by William James. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this philosophy, religion story are George Fox, Walt Whitman.4/5. Understanding Religious Experiences This book contains lectures given by William James in Scotland in which he examines diverse religious experiences in search of their meaning.

The lectures formed a systematic work and are written in a clear way/5(27).The Urantia Book. Paper The Reality of Religious Experience. () ALL of man’s truly religious reactions are sponsored by the early ministry of the adjutant of worship and are censored by the adjutant of wisdom.

Man’s first supermind endowment is that of personality encircuitment in the Holy Spirit of the Universe Creative Spirit; and long before either the bestowals of.In this provocative book, W.W.

Meissner attempts to bring about a rapprochement between the two fields, by examining Freud's views on religion in close detail, exploring the dialectical relationship between psychoanalysis and religion, and applying more contemporary concepts in psychoanalysis to the understanding of religious experience.