Phenomenology and Theological Research

Introduction to the Topical Issue of ‟Open Theology” Phenomenology of Religious Experience II: Perspectives in Theology

Olga Louchakova-Schwartz 1
  • 1 Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, and University of California at, Davis, United States of America

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Open Theology is an international Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal that welcomes contributions written in English addressing religion in its various forms and aspects: historical, theological, sociological, psychological, and other.