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

User Review  - Wing Cheung - Goodreads

William James makes a very valid case that the primacy of private experiences of the divine render philosophic and theological deliberations subservient to them. He does so by a litany of anecdotes ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Noah Posthuma - Goodreads

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: A Study in Human Nature

User Review  - Dan Ruprecht - Goodreads

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

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

User Review  - Aneece - Goodreads

Better writer than his brother? Better shrink than Frued? Better philosopher than Hegel? The answer to all these questions is "no". But doesn't it blow your mind that I could even ask such questions, man? Read full review

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

User Review  - Bryn Hammond - Goodreads

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

User Review  - John E. Branch Jr. - Goodreads

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

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

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

First published in 1902, The Modern Library called The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James the second greatest nonfiction book of the 20th century published in the English language. But ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ronald Lett - Goodreads

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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