Religious experience reconsidered [electronic resource] : a building-block approach to the study of religion and other special things / Ann Taves.
By: Taves, Ann.
Contributor(s): American Council of Learned Societies.Material type: TextSeries: ACLS Humanities E-book.Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2009Description: xv, 212 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Subject(s): Experience (Religion) | Meaning (Philosophy) -- Religious aspectsAdditional physical formats: No titleLOC classification: BL53 | .T384 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Introduction: The problem of "religious experience." Experiences deemed religious ; Previous work ; The argument ; Why an attributional approach is better -- Religion : deeming things religious. The sui generis and ascriptive models of "religious experience." Deeming things religious ; Special things and things set apart ; Setting up research ; Conclusion: a four-fold matrix -- Experience : accessing conscious behavior. Clarifying the concept ; Accessing experience ; Representation and experience revisited ; Conclusion -- Explanation : attributing causality. Attribution theory : an overview ; An attributional theory of religion ; Four levels of analysis and attribution ; Conclusion -- Comparison : constructing an object of study. Comparing experiences ; Specifying a point of comparison ; Comparing simple and composite formations ; Imagination and reality -- Religions : a building block approach. Building blocks ; Religions as composite formations ; Implications.
Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2013. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.