A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature and Problems of Religious Experience
Affiliation: Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies,Alex Ekwueme Federal University. Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Religious Experience, Epistemology of Religion, Religious Language, Religious Diversities.
Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
The paper aims at studying the nature and problems of religious experience. Religious experience is defined as a subjective experience which is interpreted in a religious circle as an encounter with God or gods or higher-order realities. The researcher identifies the features of religious experience and various activities that can enhance its manifestations. The philosophical problems of religious experience are also discussed. Despite the challenges of religious experience, the writer concludes that the experiences cannot be totally disregarded, but have to be examined discreetly in order not to be deceived, as faith without reasoning leads one to errors, deceptions and wrong belief. The work is qualitative research and the method used is philosophical analysis.