Religious atheism - a framework and a case study

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Religious atheism – A framework and a case-study

Wim Van Moer (VUB)

 

Abstract:

In order to entirely grasp and understand human religious life, William James (1842-1910) insisted on taking into account the religious experiences rather than systematic theology, ecclesiastical organizations and so on. 

I will try to show that these particular experiences are human experiences; not intrinsically connected with a supernatural reality or being, a god or a theistic concept. This, in turn, means that it might be possible for atheists to have (a) religious experience(s).   

This lecture will consist of two main points: primo, I would like to present a theoretical framework that might be used in studying and examining religious experiences. This theoretical framework is the result of combining a thorough study of William James’s philosophy of religion, the works of Erich Fromm (1900-1980) and Leo Apostel’s (1925-1995) groundbreaking insights. Secundo, I will introduce a case-study in order to clarify and illustrate the framework.

 
 
The speaker:
Wim Van Moer - Assistant/researcher Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences  Vrije Universiteit Brussel