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1

What is a religious experience?

A subjective experience interpreted within a religious framework

2

What does Otto say?

Numinous experiences are the "inner most core" of all religions - they have three things which make them not "normal" (mysterium, tremendum, and fascinans)

3

What does Starbuck say?

Everybody has a conversion experience when they're teens

4

What are swinburne's 5 forms of REs?

The nature of God, the principle of training, the principle of credulity, the cumulative argument, the historical argument

5

What does Greeley say?

The key theme of testimonies in the USA include deep inner peace, certainty of a positive outcome, sense of joy and emotional intensity

6

What does James say?

REs draw on a common range of emotions directed at the divine, something is real if it has real effects (PINT)

7

What do Alston and Otto say?

We don't experience God in any other way that non-sensory (he just fills us with awe)

8

What does Hume say?

The conflicting claims argument is a "triumph for the sceptic"

9

What does Kant say?

We cannot use our senses to experience God since he is not in the nominal world

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What kind of argument is it?

A posteriori and inductive