The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature William James

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James
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Book Title
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature
Author
William James
ISBN
9780140390346
Standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion, this catalyzing work applied the scientific method to a field abounding in abstract theory. William James believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world's religious life. His discussions of conversion, repentance, mysticism and saintliness, and his observations on actual, personal religious experiences - all support this thesis. In his introduction, Martin E. Marty discusses how James's pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behaviour, his challenging, highly original theories, and his welcome lack of pretension in all of his observations on the individual and the divine.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: William JamesPublisher: Penguin GroupPublished: 12/16/1982ISBN: 9780140390346Pages: 576Weight: 0.95lbsSize: 7.80h x 5.00w x 1.10dReview Citations: Newsweek 12/01/2008 pg. 12
Standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion, this catalyzing work applied the scientific method to a field abounding in abstract theory. William James believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world's religious life. His discussions of conversion, repentance, mysticism and saintliness, and his observations on actual, personal religious experiences - all support this thesis. In his introduction, Martin E. Marty discusses how James's pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behaviour, his challenging, highly original theories, and his welcome lack of pretension in all of his observations on the individual and the divine.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: William James
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 12/16/1982
ISBN: 9780140390346
Pages: 576
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.00w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Newsweek 12/01/2008 pg. 12
Standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion, this catalyzing work applied the scientific method to a field abounding in abstract theory. William James believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world's religious life. His discussions of conversion, repentance, mysticism and saintliness, and his observations on actual, personal religious experiences - all support this thesis. In his introduction, Martin E. Marty discusses how James's pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behaviour, his challenging, highly original theories, and his welcome lack of pretension in all of his observations on the individual and the divine.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: William James
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 12/16/1982
ISBN: 9780140390346
Pages: 576
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.00w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Newsweek 12/01/2008 pg. 12