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Vollenweider, Samuel (2007). Aussergewöhnliche Bewusstseinszustände und die urchristliche Religion. Eine alternative Stimme zur psychologischen Exegese. In: Theissen, Gerd; von Gemünden, Petra. Erkennen und Erleben. Beiträge zur psychologischen Erforschung des frühen Christentums. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 73-90.

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Unique states of consciousness and the early Christian religion. An alternative opinion
concerning psychological exegesis: This essay addresses the early Christian dealings with
“Altered States of Consciousness” (ASC: vision, ecstasy, trance, mystic). It refers to current
religio-psychological trends which are interested in “ASC”, especially for their cross-cultural
and neuro-psychological aspects. The psychology of “ASC” offers the Bible exegesis an
alternative to others, often using reductionist proceeding psychological models. It allows
vision and ecstasy as universal anthropological phenomena to be perceived.
Der Aufsatz widmet sich dem urchristlichen Umgang mit „Altered States of Consciousness“ (ASC: Vision, Ekstase, Trance, ‚Mystik’). Er nimmt Bezug auf aktuelle religionspsychologische Strömungen, die sich für „ASC“ interessieren, besonders für ihre kulturübergreifenden und neuropsychologischen Aspekte. Die Psychologie der „ASC“ bietet der Bibelexegese eine Alternative zu anderen, oft reduktionistisch verfahrenden psychologischen Modellen. Sie erlaubt es, Vision und Ekstase als universelle anthropologische Phänomene wahrzunehmen.



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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Theology
Dewey Decimal Classification:230 Christianity & Christian theology
Deposited On:01 Sep 2011 14:46
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:59
Publisher:Gütersloher Verlagshaus
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