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The Myth of Religious Experience Revisited

A Reply to “The Demystification of Nick Zangwill’s ‘Myth of Religious Experience’” by Manuel Fasko

Nick Zangwill
Published Online: 2017-10-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2017-0046


This article replies to Manuel Fasko’s “The Demystification of Nick Zangwill’s ‘Myth of Religious Experience’” (2017), showing how author’s argument against the possibility of religious experience presented in “The Myth of Religious Experience” (2004) remains in tact.

Keywords: religious experience; God; religion; perception; infinity


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About the article

Received: 2017-09-19

Accepted: 2017-10-06

Published Online: 2017-10-28

Published in Print: 2017-10-26

Citation Information: Open Theology, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 600–602, ISSN (Online) 2300-6579, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2017-0046.

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