The significance of religious experience

Hardy, Alister (1997) The significance of religious experience. RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;12..

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Abstract

"Many may ask how it is that a professor of zoology should in his retirement take up the study of religious experience. The purpose of this address is to answer that question, and perhaps surprise you even more when I tell you that it has not only been a lifetime’s interest but a conviction that it is actually a part of what I believe is a true study of life as a whole. I should start by saying what I have often said before: that science itself, as we know it, cannot deal with the real essence of religion any more than it can touch our appreciation of art, our joy in the beauties of nature or the poetry of human love. We can, however, use the methods of science to make a systematic natural history study of human experience."

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Series: RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;12.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience (Religion)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Second Series of Occasional Papers
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 14:12
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/387

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