A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the by Bill J. Leonard PDF

By Bill J. Leonard

for lots of humans, understanding approximately God isn't adequate; additionally they are looking to believe God’s presence. even if like St. Paul’s event at the street to Damascus or like Wesley’s “strangely warmed heart,” humans think that not anything can replacement for spiritual event. Even this present day, humans visit church so as to stumble upon the Divine, wherein they suggest adventure God of their midst. This wish to meet or be met by way of God is as previous as humanity, yet the USA in particular has been the seed mattress for what William James famously known as “varieties of non secular experience.” those reports disguise a large spectrum from vintage mysticism to revivalist conversion to a latest pursuit of spirituality. a feeling of the guts strains the character of non secular event from the colonial period to the current, trying to outline and describe the character of spiritual adventure and noting universal and specific ways within the paintings of assorted students and practitioners. Following that, A experience of the Heart bargains a ancient evaluate of consultant kinds of non secular adventure, the character of such stories and their influence at the American spiritual and cultural context as glaring in awakenings, controversies, denominations, and new non secular communities.

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