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Title:
The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature
Author:
James, William, 1842-1910.
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Publication Information:
Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
xxxvi, 441 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary:
"The Varieties of Religious Experience is William James's classic survey of religious belief. With psychological insight and philosophical rigor, James wrote a truly foundational text for modern belief. Matthew Bradley's wide-ranging new edition--the most critically up-to-date and inclusive edition of James's masterpiece available in paperback--showcases ideas that continue to fuel modern debates on atheism and faith. His introduction stresses the book's significance in the relationship between religion and culture, discusses its ideas and their contemporary interest, and places the book within James's biographical, intellectual, and literary background. The explanatory notes identify key figures and contexts, and provide links with James's other work. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more."--Publisher's website.
General Note:
Previously published: Amherst, N.Y. :Prometheus Books, 2002.
Language:
English
Contents:
The varieties of religious experience. Religion and neurology ; Circumscription of the topic ; The reality of the unseen ; The religion of healthy-mindedness ; The sick soul ; The divided self, and the process of its unification ; conversion ; conversion -- concluded ; Saintliness ; The value of saintliness ; Mysticism ; Philosophy ; Other characteristics ; Conclusions ; Postscript.
ISBN:
9780199691647
Format :
Book

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