Date

Spring 5-4-2018

Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Hirshberg, Daniel

Second Advisor

Barry, Jennifer

Department Chair or Program Director

Vasey, Craig

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Major or Concentration

Religion

Department or Program

Classics, Philosophy, and Religion

Abstract

Given that the study of religion relies on discourse as a basis, the inherent ineffability of religious experience poses a challenge to it, yet it is simultaneously a defining characteristic of religion. For scholars of religion, discourse and other conceptual components can be discussed, but when critically and comparatively exploring what defines ultimate reality, such as ātman in Hinduism and anātman in Buddhism, experience is at the foundation and cannot be dismissed.

Language

English

Included in

Religion Commons

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