Understanding Religious Experience

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Peter Connolly
  • Sheffield, England: 
    Equinox Publishing Limited
    , February
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Matthew Bagger forthcoming.


This work seeks to answer a number of fundamental questions about religious experiences. It thus addresses issues such as what it is that makes such experiences ‘religious,’ whether some religious experiences are more ‘authentic’ than others and whether these experiences provide insights into otherwise inaccessible regions of reality or are products of the brains of those who have them. The author draws upon a number of scholarly perspectives in the course of this project, primarily phenomenological, philosophical and psychological ones, though research from other academic disciplines has also been incorporated.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Peter Connolly was, for many years, senior lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Chichester, where he taught courses on Ethics, Indian Religion and Psychology of Religion. He has also worked as an associate lecturer in both Psychology and Religious Studies with the Open University and has delivered many courses on the history and philosophy of yoga for a number of yoga training institutions.


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