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Taves, Ann, 1952-
Religious experience reconsidered [electronic resource] : a building-block approach to the study of religion and other special things / Ann Taves
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2009
Location Call Number Status
 Electronic Book  BL53 (INTERNET)    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Experience (Religion)
Meaning (Philosophy) -- Religious aspects
Physical Description xv, 212 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents 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 ; Conclusion -- Explanation : attributing causality. Attribution theory : an overview ; An attributional theory of religion ; Four levels of analysis and attribution ; Conclusion -- Comparison : constructing an object of study. Comparing experiences ; Specifying a point of comparison ; Comparing simple and composite formations ; Imagination and reality -- Religions : a building block approach. Building blocks ; Religions as composite formations ; Implications
Note Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, MPublishing, 2013. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Alternate Author American Council of Learned Societies

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