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Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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This was an endeavor, as I rarely read nonfiction that isn't architecture or art-related. Also, that it's simply a series of lectures from over 100 years ago. Still it was quite personal, and I think ... Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience

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William James—father of American psychology, author of stream-of-consciousness, popularizer of the subconscious— was an absolute beast to take on religion the way he did, considering that religious ... Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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Separates value judgements from existential (scientific) judgements. Religion, he was concerned, was not being studied in a scientific way because of scientists' tendency to make a value judgement ... Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience

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Rarely do I read a book a second time, but this is now the third time I've read this one, and it's still fresh and relevant. Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

Rarely do I read a book a second time, but this is now the third time I've read this one, and it's still fresh and relevant. Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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I still haven't read this cover to cover but it's a work of art. As a student I targeted the section on drunkenness -- a lyrical description I haven't seen bettered. But don't trust my memory. I was a drunken student. Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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Read this sometime in the 70s or 80s. The chapter on conversion experiences was particularly revealing; I had been aware of some examples but had never thought to regard the process as an entire ... Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience

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Extremely theoretical despite William James's professed association with pragmatist school of thought. His peripatetic thinking style and unwillingness to commit, and famous indecisive personality is on full display. Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience

User Review  - Kenny - Goodreads

Extremely theoretical despite William James's professed association with pragmatist school of thought. His peripatetic thinking style and unwillingness to commit, and famous indecisive personality is on full display. Read full review

Review: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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An interestingly objective viewpoint on religious philosophy, at least as restricted to personal, uniquely religious mindsets. The author includes a plethora of genuinely interesting excerpts from ... Read full review


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