An introduction to religious and spiritual experience [electronic resource] / Marianne Rankin.
- London ; New York : Continuum, c2008.
1 online resource (303 p.)
- Experience (Religion).
- Electronic books.
- This comprehensive new introduction looks at spiritual experiences from past to present, from the experiences of the founders of the major world religious traditions to events in the lives of ordinary people today. Mystical and Near Death Experiences are included. Examples are drawn from a variety of sources, including original accounts from the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre Archive at the University of Wales, Lampeter as well as many given to the author in person. Interpretations of these experiences follow, from religious, philosophical and scientific viewpoints. Various
- Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 What is a Spiritual Experience?; 2 Terminology; 3 Spiritual Experience and Religions; 4 Experiences of the Founders/Messengers of the Major Religious Traditions; 5 Experiences of the Founders/Messengers of Less Well-Known Religious Traditions; 6 Religious Triggers of Spiritual Experience; 7 Non-Religious Triggers of Spiritual Experience; 8 Types of Spiritual Experience; 9 Dying and Death; 10 Mystics; 11 Spiritual and Mystical Experiences of Well-Known People; 12 Fruits of Spiritual Experience; 13 Spiritual Experience Research
14 The Interpretation of Spiritual, Religious and Mystical ExperienceConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-273) and index.
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