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Unformatted text preview: Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Personal Experience (whereas Teresa of Jesus was part of a larger religion) Is religion a private or social thing? Religious experience as a feeling? William James says religious experience is rooted in a feeling (4 qualities) Ineffability- can never describe them accurately in words (i.e. language cannot grasp) Noetic quality (noesis) Transiency- experiences dont last long Passivity- they happen to us we cant make them happen Feeling is the deeper source of religion William James Religious experience as a perceptual experience? William Alston Mystical perception- a more reliable form of knowledge than a feeling Religious experience a super natural thing?...
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- Spring '08
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings