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Understanding Religious Experience
From Conviction to Life's Meaning

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  • Date Published: January 2020
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108457996

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  • In this book, Paul K. Moser offers a new approach to religious experience and the kind of evidence it provides. Here, he explains the nature of theistic and non-theistic experience in relation to the meaning of human life and its underlying evidence, with special attention given to the perspectives of Tolstoy, Buddha, Confucius, Krishna, Moses, the apostle Paul, and Muhammad. Among the many topics explored in this timely volume are: religious experience characterized in a unifying conception; religious experience naturalized relative to science; religious experience psychologized in merely psychological phenomena; and religious experience cognized relative to potential defeaters from evil, divine hiddenness, and religious diversity. Understanding Religious Experience will benefit those interested in the nature of religion and can be used in relevant courses in religious studies, philosophy, theology, Biblical studies, and the history of religion.

    • Brings understanding to the importance of religious experience in human lives
    • Helps identify where key religious evidence can be found in religious lives
    • Explores how religious experience bears on the meaning of human life from a range of diverse and influential religious perspectives including Tolstoy, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Krishna, Moses, the apostle Paul, and Muhammad
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    ‘This book is noteworthy for its clarity of expression and systematic approach to the subject of religious experience.’ R. Ward, Choice

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    • Date Published: January 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108457996
    • length: 357 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Religious experience characterized
    2. Religious experience interpreted
    3. Religious experience practiced
    4. Religious experience naturalized
    5. Religious experience psychologized
    6. Religious experience moralized
    7. Religious experience cognized: foundations
    8. Religious experience cognized: defeaters.

  • Author

    Paul K. Moser, Loyola University, Chicago
    Paul K. Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. He has published widely, most recently as author of The God Relationship (Cambridge, 2018) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil (Cambridge, 2017). He serves as editor of Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society and Elements in Religion and Monotheism.

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