8. Text and Experience: Reflections on 'Seeing' in the Gospel of John
The Study of Religious Experience - Approaches and Methodologies - Bettina E. Schmidt
Catrin H. Williams
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The paper will consider some of the ways in which the concept of 'religious experience' has been used in recent New Testament scholarship. It will also examine the challenges and opportunities posed by attempts to uncover the experiential dimensions of the beliefs and practices of early Christian communities.