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Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths

Ann Taves

Abstract

Unseen presences. Apparitions. Hearing voices. Although some people would find such experiences to be distressing and seek clinical help, others perceive them as transformative. Occasionally, these unusual phenomena give rise to new spiritual paths or religious movements. This book provides fresh insights into what is perhaps the bedrock of all religious belief—the claim that otherworldly powers are active in human affairs. The book looks at Mormonism, Alcoholics Anonymous, and A Course in Miracles—three cases in which insiders claimed that a spiritual presence guided the emergence of a new sp ... More

Keywords: spiritual presence, spiritual path, phenomena, religious movements, religious belief, Mormonism, Alcoholics Anonymous, A Course in Miracles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691131016
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691131016.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Taves, author
University of California, Santa Barbara