As a revision exercise after the learners have studied both the classic and modern argument. Ask them to drag the statements to the correct column based on which argument they think the statement can be attributed to.
As an introduction to the topic. Press the show arguments button and both arguments and the prompt questions will be shown on the screen
In what ways are Aquinas’ and Craig’s views (i) similar and (ii) different?
Which, in your opinion, is the most convincing and why?
Read the statements at the bottom of the screen and drag them to the person they relate to.
TERESA OF AVILA
Wrote the book: 'The Varieties of Religious Experience'.
Attempted to construct an empirical study of the phenomenon of religious experience.
Focussed on personal religious experiences, rather than those associated with institutions.
Identified 4 key features of a mystical experience.
Described conversions as “a unifying of the inner self”.
Claimed to have experienced a series of visions.
In Rome, there is a statue by Bernini of an angel holding a golden spear.
Wrote the book 'The Interior Castle'.
Described mystical thought in terms of four stages of the ascent of the soul.
Made a saint by Pope Gregory XV.
Wrote the book 'The Idea of the Holy'.
Coined the phrase “the numinous”.
Argued that there is one common factor to all religious experience.
Analysed the religious experience in terms of mysterium tremendum.
Focused on the nonrational aspect, rather than the empirical method for interpreting religious experiences.