×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature
     

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

3.6 8
by William James
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 110804087X

ISBN-13: 9781108040877

Pub. Date: 12/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

William James' Gifford Lectures of 1901-2, published in book form in 1902, explore the theme of personal religious experience.

Overview

William James' Gifford Lectures of 1901-2, published in book form in 1902, explore the theme of personal religious experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108040877
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Religion and neurology; 2. Circumscription of the topic; 3. The reality of the unseen; 4. and 5. The religion of healthy-mindedness; 6. and 7. The sick soul; 8. The divided self, and the process of its unification; 9. Conversion; 10. Conversion, concluded; 11., 12., and 13. Saintliness; 14. and 15. The value of saintliness; 16. and 17. Mysticism; 18. Philosophy; 19. Other characteristics; 20. Conclusions; Postscript; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Varieties of Religious Experience 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This work collects together religious experience from a wide diversity of cultures.It presents the remarkable personal transformations of a good share of mankind's most remarkable souls.One of them is James himself who recounts anonymously the story of his own depression and mental struggle.This book touches many areas of thought and study, psychology , philosophy, mystical perception, religious experience and thought .It does have its general conclusion in which James does try to summarize the twice - born experience, and the experience of one who has met God ( at least in their own perception ) and lived to tell the tale. James seems to feel that in terms of doctrinal conclusions most of the people somehow take out what they have already come in with, but in a new revived way. From the point of view of Jewish religious thought which is what I have most studied it seems to me there is a clear distinction between Jewish mystical religious encounter, and much other.And this because Jewish thinkers are very reluctant to argue that there has been a complete union with God but always tend to feel that God 's transcendent dimension remains supreme. In any case this is one of the great books of religious thought and cannot come more highly recommended.James writes very clearly with a real sense of the reader's need to understand what is being written about.My guess is that in this he worked very hard as he did in other aspects of his life to act in a way much different from that ethereal and somewhat confused and confusing Swedenborgian mystic, his father. Who reads this book not only reads a man, but reads much of what is in the religious soul and aspiration of Mankind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago