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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 don’t last long • Passivity- they happen to us we can’t 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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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course RELI 122 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings