Naturalism and Religious Experience

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Abstract

Drees examines a science-inspired naturalism that endorses a fully naturalistic view of reality, but does not exclude religious experience as a category of human experience. He considers some exceptional experiences that apparently conflict with natural events and experiences that coincide with affective responses, such as awe and wonder, proposing that the relevant exceptional experiences and affective experiences are explainable, at least in principle, within a naturalistic purview.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience
EditorsPaul K. Moser, Chad Meister
Place of PublicationCambridge (UK)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter13
Pages303-318
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781108575119
ISBN (Print)9781108459112, 978110847217
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Publication series

NameCambridge Compansions to Religion

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    Drees, W. B. (2020). Naturalism and Religious Experience. In P. K. Moser, & C. Meister (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience (pp. 303-318). (Cambridge Compansions to Religion). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108575119.019