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P+R Religious Experi

Religious Experience Key words AS level

Empiricism Philosophical theory that all knowledge is derived from experience.( Experience that depends on one or more of the five senses).
'Existence of God' arguments A number of classical arguments that attempt to prove the existence of God.
Mystical experience A direct and intimate experience of God.
Infinite Unbounded in some way( eg. Space, time, magnitude).
Finite Bounded in some way( eg. space, time, magnitude).
Persinger's Helmet A helmet designed by Dr. Michael Persinger, to stimulate the temporal lobes with weak electromagnetic fields through the skull.
Philosophy Academic subject devoted to the study of the pursuit of wisdom, knowledge and truth.
Religious experience 1. An experience of something spiritual
Religious experience 2. An experience in which the presence of the numinous is felt.
Religious experience 3. Any experience which is given a religious interpretation.
Science A branch of knowledge or study that is characterised by obtaining its evidence through provable and repeatable experimentation and observation.
Spiritual Affecting the spirit or soul
Temporal lobe epilepsy A form of epilepsy which often has a sensory sensation before the seizure.
Visions Something seen other than by ordinary sight, ie. Supernatural or prophetic sight, experienced usually in sleep or ecstasy- especially one that conveys a revelation.
Conversion A process of religious change that alters one's view of the world. It can be a conversion from no religion to a faith; from one faith to another faith; or from faith( believing) to faith( trusting).
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