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dc.contributor.authorCook, Christopher C.H.
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019-11-21 14:26:31
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T09:50:53Z
dc.identifier1005900
dc.identifierOCN: 1135854100
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24231
dc.description.abstractThe Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781472453983, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license. Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature of mental illness. Some critics of traditional religious faith have dismissed the visions and voices attributed to biblical characters and saints as evidence of mental disorder. However, it is now known that many ordinary people, with no other evidence of mental disorder, also hear voices and that these voices not infrequently include spiritual or religious content. Psychological and interdisciplinary research has shed a revealing light on these experiences in recent years, so that we now know much more about the phenomenon of "hearing voices" than ever before. The present work considers biblical, historical, and scientific accounts of spiritual and mystical experiences of voice hearing in the Christian tradition in order to explore how some voices may be understood theologically as revelatory. It is proposed that in the incarnation, Christian faith finds both an understanding of what it is to be fully human (a theological anthropology), and God’s perfect self-disclosure (revelation). Within such an understanding, revelatory voices represent a key point of interpersonal encounter between human beings and God.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAM Religious issues & debates::HRAM3 Religion & science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity
dc.subject.othergods
dc.subject.otheravhs
dc.subject.othervisionary
dc.subject.otherexperience
dc.subject.otherhebrew
dc.subject.otherscripture
dc.subject.othertemporal
dc.subject.otherlobe
dc.subject.otherepilepsy
dc.subject.otherreligious
dc.titleHearing Voices, Demonic and Divine
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780429423093
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.isbn9781472453983;9780429750953;9780429750939
oapen.collectionWellcome
dc.relationisFundedByWellcome Trust


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