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Contemporary Christic Visions and Apparitions

Phillip H. Wiebe

in Visions of Jesus

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780195126693
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853366 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126693.003.0003
Contemporary Christic Visions and Apparitions

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This chapter presents descriptions of the apparitions people have experienced as narrated to the author. The experiences are divided into five groups. The first group consists of experiences in which people appear to have fallen into trances, or where the experience began in what seemed to be the “normal” world but did not continue there, or where the experience had a dreamlike character. The second group of experiences consists of those in which percipients were aware of a significant change in the physical environment they knew themselves to be in. The third group of experiences consists of those in which the physical environment appeared to percipients as they knew it to be, apart from the visionary figure that appeared in it. The fourth group of experiences applies to those in which several percipients were simultaneously affected. The fifth group involves visions in which some event in the life of Jesus is apparently re-enacted, for example, an event of his childhood or his crucifixion.

Keywords: Jesus; visions; apparitions; visionary figure; trances

Chapter.  23857 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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