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Published by UMI Dissertation Services in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • God -- Knowableness.,
  • Experience (Religion)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Peter Thomas Losin.
The Physical Object
Pagination251 p.
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18692847M

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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 addresses a fundamental question in the philosophy of religion. Can religious experience provide evidence for religious belief? If so, how? Keith Yandell argues against the notion that religious experience is ineffable, while advocating the view that strong numinous experience provides some evidence that God exists. An attractive feature of the book is that it . Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience is a book about the philosophy of religion by the philosopher William Alston, in which the author discusses experiential awareness of book was first published in the United States by Cornell University book received positive reviews and has been described as an important, well Author: William Alston. "A first-rate and truly important piece of work, Perceiving God is both a signal contribution to the philosophy of religion and a powerful treatise in epistemology. The book is philosophically rigorous and admirably lucid. It is in my judgment the leading contemporary work on the epistemic status of religious experience."/5(6).

The argument from religious experience is an argument for the existence of holds that the best explanation for religious experiences is that they constitute genuine experience or perception of a divine reality. Various reasons have been offered for and against accepting this contention. Contemporary defenders of the argument are Alister Hardy and Dinesh D'Souza. religious experience to the rationality of certain beliefs about God. His latest book, Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience? represents the most systematic presentation of his views on these matters to date. A major thesis of this book is that experiences of God can be nonsensory forms of perception - what Alston often calls. In Perceiving God, William P. Alston offers a clear and provocative account of the epistemology of religious experience. He argues that the "perception of God"—his term for direct experiential awareness of God—makes a major contribution to the grounds of religious belief. Surveying the variety of reported direct experiences of God among laypersons and famous mystics, Alston /5(2).   The Epistemology of Religious Experience by Yandell, Keith E. available in Hardcover on , also read synopsis and reviews. This book addresses a fundamental question in the philosophy of religion. Can religious experience.

The epistemology of religious experience. [Keith E Yandell] -- This book addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion. while advocating the view that strong numinous experience provides some evidence that God exists. The Argument from Religious Experience: The argument in twentieth-century philosophy The. epistemological issues surrounding the argument from religious experience, let me introduce its development in the twentieth century. The Argument from Religious Experience in the Twentieth Century Earlier defenders of religious experience included both theologians and philosophers, for example, Farmer, Frank,Waterhouse, and Knudson.3 Some. 1 Keith E. Yandell, The Epistemology of Religious dge: Cambridge Univerity Press, viii and pages. $ For International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Consider the following simple argument: 1. Someone had what seemed to . Arranged in six sections, each representing a major approach to religious epistemology, the book begins with papers by noted atheists, setting the stage for the main theistic responses--Wittgensteinian Fideism, Reformed epistemology, natural theology, prudential accounts of religious beliefs, and rational belief based in religious experience.