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Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Daniel Maria Klimek


In June 1981, six young Croatians in the village of Medjugorje, in the former Yugoslavia, reported that the Virgin Mary had appeared to them. The Medjugorje visionaries say that the Virgin Mary has returned every day since then, bringing them important messages from heaven to convey to the world. Throughout history, people have reported encountering extraordinary religious experiences—apparitions of the Virgin Mary, visions of Jesus Christ, weeping statues and icons, the stigmata, physical healings and miracles, and experiences of the afterlife—and interpreted them as supernatural in origin. S ... More

Keywords: Medjugorje, Christian mysticism, Marian apparitions, Mariology, Mirjana Soldo, William James, Evelyn Underhill, reductionism, perennialism, constructivism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190679200
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190679200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Maria Klimek, author
Lecturer, Bonaventure University