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Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity$
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Robert McKim

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128352

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195128354.001.0001

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Religious Experience and Religious Belief

Religious Experience and Religious Belief

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(p.206) 10 Religious Experience and Religious Belief
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Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity
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Robert McKim (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195128354.003.0010

The case for the Critical Stance is not undermined by appeals to religious experience. One reason for this is the sheer diversity of religious experiences: members of diverse religious traditions report on experiences that they believe to be supportive of their beliefs. Another reason is that religious experience is normally capable of providing epistemic support for, at most, a subset of the set of beliefs associated with a tradition.

Keywords:   Critical Stance, diversity, religious experience, traditions

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