Edward L. Schoen a1 a1 Department of Philosophy and Religion, Western Kentucky
Bowling Green KY 42101-3576
While reports of sensory encounters with the divine come from a
of religious traditions, philosophers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas and
have argued that such experiences of incorporeal divine beings are impossible.
Nevertheless, by clarifying various relations among acts of perception,
detections of presence and kinds of perceptual recognition, the sensory
imperceptible things emerges as a coherent possibility. So, even if they
unobservable, incorporeal divine beings still fall well within the range
human sense perception.