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Religious Epiphanies Across Traditions and Cultures

  • JamesĀ Kellenberger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Traditional Epiphanies

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  4. Prophetic and Mystical Epiphanies

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  5. Epiphanic Encounters

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  6. Epiphanies in the Modern Period and Today

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  7. Issues

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-290

About this book

Introduction

This book explores religious epiphanies in which there is the appearance of God, a god or a goddess, or a manifestation of the divine or religious reality as received in human experience. Drawing upon the scriptures of various traditions, ancillary religious writings, psychological and anthropological studies, as well as reports of epiphanic experiences, the book presents and examines epiphanies as they have occurred across global religious traditions and cultures, historically and up to the present day. Primarily providing a study of the great range of epiphanies in their phenomenal presentation, Kellenberger also explores issues that arise for epiphanies, such as the matter of their veridicality (whether they are truly of or from the divine) and the question of whether all epiphanies are of the same religious reality.

Keywords

epiphany religious experience religious belief religious reality mysticism verdicality polytheistic epiphany nontheistic epiphany prophetic vision consciousness supernatural congition perception sacred spaces philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • JamesĀ Kellenberger
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53264-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53263-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53264-6
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