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Religious Experience
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1. The meaning of the problem. a) There is religious experience wherever there is living contact with God. In this sense, all religions admit a certain form of religious experience, because the personal movement towards God, which is essential to all religions, implies the quest of this Very contact:men were created in this world to search for God, to try to touch him and discover him (Acts 17:27). Religious experience is therefore a normal element of the life of religion, and may show itself in vari…

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Jean Mouroux, “Religious Experience”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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