The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (Google eBook)
"The Varieties of Religious Experienceis 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 inPsychology Today. The book was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June 1902. Reflecting the pluralistic views 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 hope 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's characteristic humor, his ability to put down the pretentious and to be unpretentious, and his willingness to take some risks in his choices of ancedotal data or provocative theories are all apparent in the book," noted Professor Martin E. Marty. "A reader will come away with more reasons to raise new questions than to feel that old ones have been resolved."
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I wore a copy of this book out, and replaced it in the early nineties with this edition. It is both a worthy reference (still, more than 100 years after it was first written), and a pleasure to read.
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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 ...
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James: The Varieties of Religious Experience (Preface)
Being the. VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. A STUDY IN HUMAN NATURE. Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion. Delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902. PREFACE - ...
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The Varieties of Religious Experience: Centenary Essays. Edited by Michel Ferrari. ISBN 0907845266, 160 pages, November 2002 £17.95 / $29.90 (pbk.) ...
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