spiritual paths, early mormonism, religious experiences
When Ann Taves’s last monograph came out, in 2009, the journal Religion ran a review of it by Finbarr Curtis entitled “Ann Taves’s Religious Experience Reconsidered is a sign of a global apocalypse that will kill us all.”1 Curtis was worried about the effects of Taves’s unapologetically reductive approach to religion. Taves is well known as a proponent of using cognitive science and related methodologies to explain what really happens when people have religious experiences. This sort of thing, as indicated by Curtis’s title, rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Review of Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths, by Ann Taves,"
Mormon Studies Review: Vol. 5:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/msr2/vol5/iss1/6