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Mentalistic and Psychological Explanations

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/9780195126693.003.0007
Mentalistic and Psychological Explanations

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This chapter considers various explanations that propose mental states or processes as the causes of visionary experiences. It discusses the disembodied soul theory, the “persona” theory, the Jungian archetype theory, mental event theories, Jaynes's theory of stress, and psychoanalytic explanations.

Keywords: Jesus; visions; mental states; visionary experiences; disembodied soul theory; persona theory; Jungian archetype theory; mental event theories; Jaynes's theory of stress; psychoanalytic explanations

Chapter.  9349 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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