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Religious Experience
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

Experience is a process occurring directly in the conscious mind, whereby the perceiving subject and internal as well as external objects of the conscious mind link up to form an experience, representing a separate category, which is connected episodically with the moment in which a particular perception occurs. (Religious) experience (Ger. Erlebnis) is the subjective perception of an experience (Ger. Erfahrung). An experience i…

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von Brück, Michael, Sparn, Walter and Stock, Konrad, “Religious Experience”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04513>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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