Does Donovan think?

1 ‘You don’t have to argue you know he’s real’?

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2 We must take seriously the sense of knowledge which arises from inner conviction?

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3 Intuitive knowing needs no further argument?

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4 A feeling of conviction gives us the right to say we know?

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5 Religious knowledge arises not from reasoning but from intuition?

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6 Intuitive awareness in [ordinary] areas of knowledge is beyond dispute?

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7 Cases of genuine religious experiences [do not need] reasoning to justify [them]?

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8 First and foremost it is by intuition through religious experience that God is known?

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9 It is a fatal weakness [this] reliance on intuition as a way of knowledge?

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10 One can feel certain without being right?

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11 The feel of certainty is not what makes us right?

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12 The intuitive feeling of certainty [can] let you down?

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13 The reliability of our sense of intuition is not something to be taken for granted?

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14 Deception is constantly practised with success?

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15 The more groping methods of the intellect are in the long run more reliable?

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16 Certainty of religious experience takes it for granted that there is a genuine object of experience?

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17 Questions of reasoning or analysis have no application to the profound experiences of meeting and encounter [of God]?

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18 That someone who has experienced something for themselves is in a better position to know the truth about it than someone who has not?

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19 Knowledge is not merely a matter of experiences [but]what one can do with or make of them?

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20 Where popular religious reasoning falls down is in trying to treat [the sense of knowing God] as a form of knowledge of a self-certifying kind.

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