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Mod Lib Varieties Religious Experience : Modern Library (Paperback) - William James

Mod Lib Varieties Religious Experience

Modern Library (Paperback)

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Published: 11th May 1999
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"The Varieties of Religious Experience" was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June 1902. Reflecting the pluralistic views of psychologist turned philosopher William James, it posits that individual religious experiences, rather than the tenets of organized religions, form the backbone of religious life. James's discussion of conversion, repentance, mysticism, and hope of reward and fears of punishment in the hereafter--as well as his observations on the religious experiences of such diverse thinkers as Voltaire, Emerson, Luther, and others--all support his thesis. Walter Houston Clark in "Psychology Today" deemed it "the most notable of all books in the field of the psychology of religion."

Biographical Note
Preface
Religion and Neurologyp. 3
Circumscription of the Topicp. 31
The Reality of the Unseenp. 61
The Religion of Healthy-Mindednessp. 90
The Sick Soulp. 144
The Divided Self, and the Process of its Unificationp. 185
Conversionp. 210
Conversion - Concludedp. 240
Saintlinessp. 285
The Value of Saintlinessp. 358
Mysticismp. 413
Philosophyp. 469
Other Characteristicsp. 499
Conclusionsp. 528
Postscriptp. 565
Commentaryp. 573
Indexp. 591
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ISBN: 9780679640110
ISBN-10: 0679640118
Series: Modern Library (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 11th May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.28  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition