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

By Bill J. Leonard

for plenty of humans, realizing approximately God isn't really adequate; additionally they are looking to consider 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 alternative for spiritual event. Even this present day, humans visit church so as to come upon the Divine, during which they suggest adventure God of their midst. This wish to meet or be met by means of God is as previous as humanity, yet the United States in particular has been the seed mattress for what William James famously referred to as “varieties of spiritual experience.” those stories conceal a large spectrum from vintage mysticism to revivalist conversion to a modern pursuit of spirituality. a feeling of the guts strains the character of non secular adventure from the colonial period to the current, trying to outline and describe the character of non secular event and noting universal and specified ways within the paintings of varied students and practitioners. Following that, A experience of the Heart deals a historic assessment of consultant sorts of non secular adventure, the character of such studies and their influence at the American spiritual and cultural context as obtrusive in awakenings, controversies, denominations, and new non secular communities.

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