Table of Contents

Introduction: The problem of "religious experience." Experiences deemed religious.
Previous work.
The argument.
Why an attributional approach is better.
Religion : deeming things religious. The sui generis and ascriptive models of "religious experience." Deeming things religious.
Special things and things set apart.
Setting up research.
Conclusion: a four-fold matrix.
Experience : accessing conscious behavior. Clarifying the concept.
Accessing experience.
Representation and experience revisited.
Conclusion.
Explanation : attributing causality. Attribution theory : an overview.
An attributional theory of religion.
Four levels of analysis and attribution.
Conclusion.
Comparison : constructing an object of study. Comparing experiences.
Specifying a point of comparison.
Comparing simple and composite formations.
Imagination and reality.
Religions : a building block approach. Building blocks.
Religions as composite formations.
Implications.