Religieuse ervaring: Aspoestertjie van teologiese besinning

D. P. Veldsman
1990 HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies  
Religious experience: Cinderella of theological Reflection How is the concept 'experience' to be understood, a concept frequently used but which defies clearcut definition? How is religious experience, which is not a terminus technicus, to be understood? These questions are addressed from a historic survey of developments in the interpretation of the nature and understanding of religious experience, spanning Aristotle to modern German theologians. Stressing the fundamental importance for
more » ... portance for theology of reflection on religious experience, this article describes religious experience as feeling plus a religious conceptual framework, constituted by recollection and embodied in hope.
doi:10.4102/hts.v46i3.2321 fatcat:gmau4bazlvh2to76ntepjcp5wy