In-sanity explanatory models for religious experience

Tobert, Natalie (2007) In-sanity explanatory models for religious experience. Religious Experience Research Centre. ISBN 9780906165669

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Abstract

This document combines two separate papers, 1. Beliefs about Being Human, and 2. In-Sanity: Responses to Religious Experience. These two papers were written five years apart, using quite different presentation styles. The first, on the polarities of consciousness, was produced in 2000, in response to an invitation by Peggy Morgan, to give a talk to a meeting of the Oxford/Cotswold Group of the Alister Hardy Society to which students of the MA in Religious Experience at the University of Wales, Lampeter had been invited. The aim was to explore explanatory models for religious experience using case studies from different cultures throughout the world. This paper became misplaced during the move from Oxford to Lampeter, and it is thanks to the excellent memory of Anne Watkins that she found it on the shelves in her room, some five years later. The second paper is a report, written in 2005, after I gratefully received an award from the Alister Hardy Research Centre. This was to conduct research into those religious experiences, held in the archive centre at University of Wales Lampeter, that were said to warrant psychiatric attention. I had long wanted to explore data about professional and social responses to religious experiences, and this provided an excellent opportunity.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Series: RERC Third Series Occasional Papers;3.
Uncontrolled Keywords: religious experience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Third Series of Occasional Papers
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 15:47
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 10:08
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/475

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