Deep Calls Unto Deep, Part 1: The Meaning of Religious Experience, 1980 January 23


In this first lecture of the Deep Calls Unto Deep series, Howard Thurman is lecturing on the meaning of the religious experience. The greatest possible experience that can be had is an encounter with the living God as man-made ideologies and will eventually pass away. However, it is through God the creator that all particular expressions of life arise. Therefore, the meaning of the religious experience is an expression, a manifestation, of the givenness of God in His creation. Thurman goes on to talk about the fluidity of religious experience and its inability to be controlled by doctrine or dogma for the religious experience at its core is the awareness of the givenness of God in us and His creation.

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