Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience: James's Classic Study in Light of Resiliency, Temperament, and Traumaby Lynn Bridgers
William James was fascinated by the conversion experience, or the lack thereof when really someone should have seen the light. Bridgers (pastoral ministries and religious education, St. Thomas U., Miami) uses the tools of modern psychology and the behavioral sciences to find how his notions in Varieties of Religious Experience have fared, in a manner that extends James's study rather than supplants it. In doing so, Bridgers reveals that James and his ideas seem to have withstood the test of time in that he followed with pluralism, today's conversion typology, our attitude about prophecy, the role of monks and mystics, and the personal nature of our relationship with out God. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Lynn Bridgers is assistant professor of pastoral ministries and religious education at St. Thomas University in Miami.
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