By George Graham, William Bechtel
Unrivaled within the caliber of its world-renowned individuals, this multidisciplinary spouse serves as either a path textual content and a reference ebook around the extensive spectrum of problems with main issue to cognitive technology.
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167] Robert Gimello has commented on this distinction, and amplified it: Numinous experience is of an encounter with a being wholly other than oneself, and altogether different from anything else . . gratuitous in the sense that those subject to it are not themselves responsible for its occurrence . . it is typically described as both overwhelming and self-authenticating. The mystical experience by contrast is not so much an encounter . . as it is the interior attainment of a certain supernatural state of mind ...
140 144). It is interesting that the old theologians resisted the temptation to construe the divine personality-structure on the model of earthly nuclear families, though the pressure to do so must have been very strong at times. The Holy Spirit is not modelled on maternal lines. A Jewish mystical tradition holds that from the beginning there was a female side to God—Wisdom—and in some Christian sub cultures the mother of Jesus has since the Dark Ages been elevated to the status of mother of God, thought in some ways more approachable than the original divine persons, but the official declarations of the Christian creeds never supported this.
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A Companion to Cognitive Science by George Graham, William Bechtel