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Experience/Decision

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Part of the American University Publications in Philosophy book series (MNPL, volume 29)

Abstract

This essay explores and develops implications of certain features of contemporary philosophy, especially Deconstructionism, as well as features drawn from Kierkegaardian existentialism, for the discipline of philosophy of religion. In the field of philosophy of religion it will concentrate upon the concept of religious intuition and/or religious experience, inquiring as to the relationship between will/decision/conviction/faith and experience/awareness/intuition/cognition. While each of these terms may have a slightly different nuance, I shall not be concerned with such subtle distinctions, but concentrate, rather, upon a common thread that seems to run through one set of concepts and how it might be related to a common thread running through the alternative set of concepts. Thus the essay may be read on various levels or within various frames of reference.

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Religious Experience Religious Commitment Contemporary Philosophy Religious Life Western Thought 
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Footnotes

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  1. 1.The American UniversityUSA

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