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Religious experience reconsidered : a building block approach to the study of religion and other special things /

Ann Taves.

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Main Author: Taves, Ann
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Topics: Experience (Religion) | Meaning (Philosophy) - Religious aspects. | RELIGION - Christianity - General. | RELIGION - Devotional. | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT - Spirituality - General. | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT - Inspiration & Personal Growth. | RELIGION - Spirituality. | SCIENCE - Cognitive Science.
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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 -- Explanation : attributing causality -- Attribution theory : an overview -- An attributional theory of religion -- Levels of analysis and attribution -- Comparison : constructing an object of study -- Comparing experiences -- Specifying a point of comparison -- Comparing simple and composite formations -- Imagination and reality -- Conclusion: Religions : a building block approach -- Building blocks -- Religions as composite formations -- Implications.

Table of Contents for: Religious experience reconsidered : a bu