Philosophy Key Terms- Religious Experience

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Mystical Experience
Experiences of God or of supernatural which go beyond everyday sense and experience
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Conversion Experience
An experience which produces a radical change in someone's belief system
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Corporate Religious Experience
Religious experience which happen to a group of people 'as one body'
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Numinous Experience
An indescribable experience which invokes feelings of awe, worship and fascination
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Principle of Credulity
Swinburne's principle that we should usually believe what our senses tell us the truth
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Principle of Testimony
Swinburne's principle that we should usually trust that what other people are telling is the truth
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Naturalistic Explanation
An explanation referring to natural rather than supernatural causes
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Neurophysiology
An area of science which studies the brain and the nervous system
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