Institute of Philosophy
of the Russian Academy of Sciences




  3. Religious experience and its role in justification of religious belief
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3. Religious experience and its role in justification of religious belief

The last workshop — “Religious experience and its role in justification of religious belief” will touch the problem of possibility of religious experience as kind of knowledge (its status as a reliable mechanism of producing knowledge, relationship between religious and ordinary experience). The main question raised here is what criteria must reliable mechanisms of justification possess that might include religious experience? Is religious experience a necessary condition for generating religious belief? If so, is religious experience expressible?