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How is religious experience to be identified, described, analyzed and explained? Is it independent of concepts, beliefs, and practices? How can we account for its authority? Under what conditions might a person identify his or her experience as religious? Wayne Proudfoot shows that concepts, beliefs, and linguistic practices are presupposed by the rules governing this iden ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published September 14th 1987 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1985)
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John
Proudfoot's study of religious experience remains the modern locus classicus for investigation of this topic in philosophical perspective. The author surveys the history of investigation into religious experience from Jonathan Edwards and Friedrich Schleirmacher, to Rudolf Otto and William James, to modern philosophers of religion such as D.Z. Phillips. According to Proudfoot, the tendency of many who have investigated religious experience--particularly Schleiermacher, Otto, and James--has been ...more
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Wayne Proudfoot investigates the relatively brief and tumultuous development of the idea of "religious experience." He finds difficulties in the way it has been described, resulting from efforts to render religion invulnerable to critique. Many have tried to show that religious experience is a primary phenomenon, like feeling or sensation, completely prior to thoughts or beliefs. In other words, they have claimed that religious experience is in no way a product of our own intellectual processes, ...more
Chad
Unfortunately, Proudfoot makes a valid point via a straw-man argument against William James and Schleiermacher, who would be sympathetic to the idea that religious experiences are thematized by background beliefs. Nonetheless, both James and Schleiermacher make a plausible case that religious experiences do, in fact, to the epistemic work Proudfoot ascribes to them. Interpreters of both James and Schleiermacher have rightly noted Proudfoot's failure to properly interpret their thought, making th ...more
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