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The Access to Religious Studies series offers a concise and readable introduction to the key areas of religious studies for students and the general reader. Religious Experience looks at the ways we can define religious experience and at religious experience as a basis for faith. It looks at religious experience within the major world religions and explores the role of mystery in religious practice along with the ways in which a sense of the supernatural is created in worship. The book compares the views of those who believe that religion centres around personal experience against those who believe that too great a stress on personal experience leads toward a spiritual elitism. Religious Experience includes quotations from primary sources, including sacred texts, suggestions for further reading, and practice questions for the various awarding bodies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340846841
ISBN-10: 0340846844
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 151mm x 7mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Hodder Education
Publisher: Hodder Education
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Cole

Peter Cole was head of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Worthing College. He is an experienced A Level examiner and author, having written numerous books for A Level Religious Studies.

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