James, William - Varieties of Religious Experience (Modern L

James, William – Varieties of Religious Experience (Modern L

James, William - Varieties of Religious Experience (Modern L
James, William – Varieties of Religious Experience (Modern Library, 1994)
Login /Register Please to see the link | 842.19 KB | English | Author :William James | 978-0940450387 | 1994 | Random House Publishing Group


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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

The Varieties of Religious Experience is certainly the most notable of all books in the field of the psychology of religion and probably destined to be the most influential [one] written on religion in the twentieth century’ said Walter Houston Clark in Psychology Today. The book was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June 1902. Reflecting the pluralistic vie of psychologist-turned-philosopher William James, it posits that individual religious experiences, rather than the tenets of organized religions, form the backbone of religious life. James’s discussion of conversion, repentance, mysticism, and hopes of reward and fears of punishment in the hereafter–as well as his observations on the religious experiences of such diverse thinkers as Voltaire, Whitman, Emerson, Luther, Tolstoy, and others–all support his thesis. ‘James’ characteristic humor, his ability…

Category : | Psychology & Religion, Pragmatist Philosophy, Modern Philosophy

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