epistemology of experience of God and the argument from religious experience

by Peter Thomas Losin

Publisher: UMI Dissertation Services in Grand Rapids, Mich

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

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Statementby Peter Thomas Losin.
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Pagination251 p.
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The Epistemology of Religious Experience: William E. Mann. Religion and Science: John Polkinghorne. Reformed Epistemolog: René van Woudenberg. Religious Pluralism: Joseph Runzo. Religious Exclusivism: Harold Netlandart II: The Existence of God. The Cosmological Argument: William Lane Craig. The Teleological Argument: Robin Collins. The. Sri Ramakrishna’s expansive conception of God as the impersonal-personal Infinite Reality, Maharaj argues, opens up an entirely new paradigm for addressing central topics in the philosophy of religion, including divine infinitude, religious diversity, the nature and epistemology of mystical experience, and the problem of evil. Show Summary Details Preview. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion presents a substantive and in-depth treatment of the most central topics related to the philosophy of religion. As a distinct discipline, the philosophy of religion is an innovation of the last two hundred years, but its central topics—the existence and nature of the divine, humankind's relation to it, the .   John Bishop. Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief. Published: Octo John Bishop, Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief, Oxford University Press, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by: Reviewed by Phillip H. Wiebe, Trinity Western University.

  The argument from religious experience (hereafter referred to as “argument from RE”) has seen a resurgence in scholarly work. Keith Yandell, Richard Swinburne, Jerome Gellman, Kai-man Kwan, Caroline Franks-Davis, Paul Moser, and others have contributed to the current discussion about the topic.   The Epistemology of Religious Experience / Edition 1. by Keith E while advocating the view that strong numinous experience provides some evidence that God exists. An attractive feature of the book is that it does not confine its attention to any one religious cultural tradition, but tracks the nature of religious experience across different Price: $   Some clarification of related terms and concepts is needed here. By a religious experience I mean an experience which the subject takes to be an experience of God or some supernatural being. Such an experience is veridical if what the subject took to be the object of his experience actually existed, was present, and caused him to have that experience in an . Phenomenal conservativism in epistemology is a view which endorses the principle of credulity: namely, the principle that every belief with which a person finds himself is a justified belief (one which the believer is justified in having) in the absence of any evidence that the belief is false (which might take the form of evidence that the belief has been produced by an unreliable .

  I have written previously about the argument from religious experience. I provided a brief outline of the argument and commented on its , I turn to the question of the strength of the argument from religious experience. [Note: Through this post, when I say “religious experience” I am referring to experience generally–that is, numinous, sensory, and the like.

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In Perceiving God, William P. Alston offers a clear and provocative account of the epistemology of religious argues that the "perception of God"―his term for direct experiential awareness of God―makes a major contribution to the grounds of religious by: William Payne Alston () was an American philosopher who taught at a number of universities.

He wrote in the Introduction to this book, “The central thesis of this book is that experiential awareness of God, or the PERCEPTION of God, makes an important contribution to the grounds of religious belief/5(8).

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 epistemology of experience of God and the argument from religious experience book 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 onalso 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.

As the publication by Cornell University Press in of collections of his essays in both epistemology and philosophy of religion indicates, William P. Alston has made distinguished contributions to these two areas of philosophy.

One would naturally expect him to have something important to say about the epistemology of religious experience. Buy Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience 1 by William P. Alston (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(5).

an argument from religious experience for the existence of God. If the theist did not respond to P hilipse’s attack on the Principle of Credulity, there would be no need to turn to the Principle Author: Boudewijn de Bruin. Get this from a library. The epistemology of religious experience.

[Keith E Yandell] -- "This book addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion. Can religious experience provide evidence for religious belief.

If so, how?" "Keith Yandell argues against the notion that. This collection of sixteen new essays in religious epistemology is among the central outputs of the three-year research project New Insights and Directions in Religious this review, I begin with some comments about the collection as a whole, then briefly identify some of the key insights contained within thirteen of the chapters, before focusing in more detail on the.

William P. Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, ), In regard to the latter, consider Nouet's description of a religious experience, quoted in Anton Poulain, The Graces of Interior Prayer, trans.

Smith (London: Kegan Paul, Trench. In The Existence of God Richard Swinburne argues that certain religious experiences support the hypothesis that God exists. Indeed, the argument from religious experience is of crucial importance in Swinburne's philosophical theology.

For, according to Swinburne, without the argument from religious experience the combined weight of the other arguments he considers. Swinburne's Argument from Religious Experience () by Richard Gale "Of all [Richard Swinburne's] many important contributions to philosophy, the one for which he is most likely to achieve lasting fame is his empirical argument for the existence of God in The Existence of God, a book that will become a CLASSic in my opinion.

As a result of. Knowledge of God. Oxford: Blackwell, DOI: / E-mail Citation» An extremely useful book, this is a series of exchanges between two prominent philosophers on the epistemology of religion.

Quinn, Philip L. “Epistemology in Philosophy of Religion.” In The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. Edited by P. Moser, – Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience William P. Alston In this clear and provocative account of the epistemology of religious experience, William P.

Alston argues that the perception of God-his term for direct experiential awareness of God-makes a major contribution to the grounds of religious belief. Epistemology: Argument and Evidence.

laboratory in As a young man, he suffered from terrible bouts of depression. He described one of these in his book, The[br]Varieties of Religious Experience. In this instance, the[br]depression was triggered by a trip to an asylum, where he saw an epileptic in a very poor[br]state of mental health.

"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."Price: $   Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience - Ebook written by William P. Alston. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience. Richard Swinburne, The Existence of God, p.

–Alston uses the same theory of appearing and follows a very similar tactic in his perception of God, discussed below. Interestingly, William Rowe, who opposes claims concerning the cognitive content of religious experience, first suggests this position in “Religious Experience and the Principle of Credulity,” International Author: James F.

Harris. epistemology, political philosophy and social ethics. Abstract: In recent analytic philosophy of religion, one hotly debated topic is the veridicality of religious experience. In this paper, I briefly trace how the argument from religious experience comes into. formulate any argument from religious experience, that is, the argument that the occur rence of r elig ious exper ience pr ovides g rounds or justification for the existence of God.

However, the argument fr om religious exper ience is now defended by sophisticated philosophers. Some clarification of related terms and concepts is needed here. By a. God's existence is not repeatedly observable and there are no other natural observations best explained by the existence of a god.

The observation that men wrote a book describing the existence of a god is best explained by the earthly motivations of the men that wrote it, i.e.

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