Philosophy:Religious Experience Reconsidered

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Religious Experience Reconsidered (2009) is a book by Ann Taves on the study of religious experience. She proposes a new approach, which takes into account the attribution of religious meaning to specific events, using the term "specialness."[1] "The focus of the book is on experiences deemed religious (and, by extension, other things considered special) rather than "religious experience.""[1]


Kim Knott calls Taves approach an encompassing framework, which can take into account a multitude of things. She doubts, though, if the term "specialness" can replace the term "sacredness."[2]

See also

  • Mystical experience