To some, personal religious experience is the best evidence of the existence of God. To others, such emotion-based beliefs can only reflect crowd-induced illusions or...
How to comprehend religious doctrines, specifically Christian doctrines? Systematic theology seeks to organize, categorize, describe, explain, analyze and compare the...
What is the relationship between experiencing art and experiencing God? Can the arts generate or trigger religious experience? If so, can it be validated?
Why are the arts so deeply embedded in religious settings and services? How do the arts work in religious spaces and activities? What are differences among the arts, say...
Can art go beyond the pleasures of experience to convey knowledge or even understanding? If so, what could be the kinds of knowledge or understanding made manifest by art?...
In every generation, some religious believers imagine their time to be the end time. Why is this so? What makes the end time so compelling, even intoxicating? What...
The strength of religious belief is prodigious. People dedicate their lives, not eat certain foods (or not eat at all), refrain from sex, even sacrifice their lives—all for...