Sharing the light: an analysis of RERC archival accounts describing shared experiences of unusual light

Fox, Mark (2003) Sharing the light: an analysis of RERC archival accounts describing shared experiences of unusual light. Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre. ISBN 9780906165508

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Abstract

Whilst conducting research in the RERC archive looking into the possibility of a common core to religious experience, a number of shared accounts of encounters with unusual light were found. The importance of these was immediately apparent, not least because of the interest shown by researchers in recent years in a variety of accounts of shared religious experiences and because of the possibilities such experiences offer for surmounting the so-called ‘problem of verification’ of religious experience. This paper seeks to present in detail the accounts of shared experiences of light found in the archive, to evaluate them, and to draw conclusions from them concerning their evidential value and resemblance to other comparable non-archival accounts.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Series: RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;39.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience (Religion), Light
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Second Series of Occasional Papers
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 16:03
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/451

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