Conference Paper: Predictors and outcomes of some religious experiences

TitlePredictors and outcomes of some religious experiences
Authors
Issue Date2014
Citation
The 12th Annual Midyear Research Conference of the Division 36 (Society for the Psychology of Religion & Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association (APA), Provo, UT., 25-26 April 2014. How to Cite?
AbstractA non-ordinary and transcendent religious experience (NOTRE) is an event that a religious believer reports about an unusual encounter with the divine, and which does not occur on a day-to-day basis. NOTREs are distinguishable from general feelings of closeness with God, of beauty of life and the world, and of joy and comfort attributed to the divine. Often highly emotionally charged, they are events which the believers themselves consider extraordinary, miraculous, and overwhelming. In this research, we focused on NOTREs that are related to physical healing from serious illness, speaking in tongues, and prayers and meditation. Two questions formed the focus of the present longitudinal study: First, who are more likely to report NOTREs? We expected that some NOTREs would be predicted by faith-related variables (faith maturity and religiosity) measured at an earlier time. Second, what are the effects of such alleged experiences on the person’s subsequent spiritual and psychological state? We expected that some NOTREs would predict faith maturity, religiosity, and religious behaviors measured ...
DescriptionPaper Session - 117 Understanding Religious Experiences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199466

 

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dc.contributor.authorHui, HCCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, WFen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SHen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, EYYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, JKMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T01:19:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T01:19:29Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 12th Annual Midyear Research Conference of the Division 36 (Society for the Psychology of Religion & Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association (APA), Provo, UT., 25-26 April 2014.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199466-
dc.descriptionPaper Session - 117 Understanding Religious Experiences-
dc.description.abstractA non-ordinary and transcendent religious experience (NOTRE) is an event that a religious believer reports about an unusual encounter with the divine, and which does not occur on a day-to-day basis. NOTREs are distinguishable from general feelings of closeness with God, of beauty of life and the world, and of joy and comfort attributed to the divine. Often highly emotionally charged, they are events which the believers themselves consider extraordinary, miraculous, and overwhelming. In this research, we focused on NOTREs that are related to physical healing from serious illness, speaking in tongues, and prayers and meditation. Two questions formed the focus of the present longitudinal study: First, who are more likely to report NOTREs? We expected that some NOTREs would be predicted by faith-related variables (faith maturity and religiosity) measured at an earlier time. Second, what are the effects of such alleged experiences on the person’s subsequent spiritual and psychological state? We expected that some NOTREs would predict faith maturity, religiosity, and religious behaviors measured ...en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAPA Division 36 Mid-year Conference on Religion and Spiritualityen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePredictors and outcomes of some religious experiencesen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailHui, HCC: huiharry@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, WF: wwflau@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, SH: singhang@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, EYY: eyylau@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, JKM: lamjas@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.authorityLau, WF=rp01723en_US
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, SH=rp00590en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLau, EYY=rp00634en_US
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