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ERIC Number: EJ909412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
On Feeling and Emotion in Religious Experience and Understanding
Carr, David
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v26 n1 p39-53 Apr 2005
Although most if not all human activities may be matters of passionate pursuit, it is less clear that emotions and feelings are inherently implicated in such pursuit: on the contrary, chemistry, cookery, sculpture or football might be effectively pursued without any significant or substantial emotional involvement. On the other hand, it seems less easy to see how religious experience or even religious understanding might be an entirely dispassionate or emotionally disengaged affair. That said, it is far from easy to identify the role of emotion and feeling in religious faith or understanding on some familiar conceptions of religious knowledge and discourse. This paper sets out to explore the place of feeling and emotion in religious experience and understanding via specific attention to the basically narratival form of religious discourse and its connections to wider forms of literary expression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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