Religious Experience Revisited: Expressing the Inexpressible?

T Hardtke (Editor), Ulrich Schmiedel (Editor), T Tan (Editor)

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Abstract

Religious Experience Revisited explores a dilemma which has haunted the study of religion since William James. Is religion rooted in experiences? Is religion rooted in expressions? How are experiences and expressions related? The contributors to this international and interdisciplinary compilation explore the possibilities and the impossibilities of a hermeneutics of religion. Combining theology and philosophy with biblical, cultural, historical and literary studies, they examine how religious experiences and religious expressions have been entangled in the past and in the present. These entanglements call for interdisciplinary conversations in which those who study experiences and those who study expressions can learn from each other in order to carve out important and instructive spaces for the study of religion.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Number of pages293
ISBN (Electronic)9789004328600
ISBN (Print)9789004328594
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Theology and Religion
PublisherBrill
Volume21
ISSN (Electronic)1566-208X

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