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William J. Wainwright

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138092

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195138090.001.0001

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Mysticism and Religious Experience

Mysticism and Religious Experience

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Jerome Gellman (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter discusses (1) wide and narrow definitions of “mystical experience” and of “religious experience”; (2) categories and attributes of mystical experience; (3) perennialism vs. constructivism; (4) on the possibility of experiencing God; (5) epistemology: The doxastic practice approach and the argument from perception; (6) criticisms of the doxastic practice approach and the argument from perception; (7) religious diversity; (8) naturalistic explanations; and (9) mysticism, religious experience, and gender.

Keywords:   argument from perception, constructivism, doxastic practice approach, gender, mystical experience, naturalistic explanations, perennialism, religious diversity, religious experience

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