Religious experience

BOOK REVIEW/SURVEY ARTICLE : Bruce Greyson – After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond.

NOTE: This publication has relevance for two Paper 1 Philosophy of Religion topics, namely, the discussion of near death experiences and the role of evidence in connection with Life and Death/the Soul, and the nature and veridicality of mystical experiences in relation to Religious Experience. SPOILER ALERT: Greyson’s book is an enjoyable and compelling ‘page-turner’. …

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Edexcel course notes: extension material on Rudolf Otto’s discussion of numinous religious experience/secularization.

From the Edexcel syllabus: 2.1 The nature of religious experience   a) Context of religious experience across religious traditions, range of definitions related to belief in God and/or ultimate reality, theistic and monistic views, ineffability, noetic, transience, passivity.   b) Types: conversion, prayer, meditation, mysticism, numinous. Relationship between religious experience and propositional and non-propositional revelation. …

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Revision Test for the Edexcel syllabus on Religious Experience

NOTE : THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE. SEE ALSO HERE, AND HERE. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) SHOULD ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THESE TESTS ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. …

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General A Level Course Notes On Religious Experience (OCR, AQA, Eduqas, Edexcel)

NOTE: These course notes cover aspects of all the current A Level specifications offered by OCR, AQA, Eduqas and Edexcel. However, they are not comprehensive. See also the separate post on William James and mystical experience which is more detailed and up to date than the treatment he gets here. For ease of revision, these …

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Philosophy of Religion – additional notes on conversion for the Edexcel syllabus

Extract from the Edexcel specification: 2.1 The nature of religious experience   a) Context of religious experience across religious traditions, range of definitions related to belief in God and/or ultimate reality, theistic and monistic views, ineffability, noetic, transience, passivity.   b) Types: conversion, prayer, meditation, mysticism, numinous. Relationship between religious experience and propositional and non-propositional …

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Philosophy of Religion (Paper 1) – detailed notes on William James and Mystical Experience for students following the Edexcel syllabus.

From the syllabus: 2.1 The nature of religious experience   a) Context of religious experience across religious traditions, range of definitions related to belief in God and/or ultimate reality, theistic and monistic views, ineffability, noetic, transience, passivity.   b) Types: conversion, prayer, meditation, mysticism, numinous. Relationship between religious experience and propositional and non-propositional revelation.   …

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