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Varieties of Religious Experience
By William James

The Varieties of Religious Experience

A Study In Human Nature

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Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

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'Is life worth living? Yes, a thousand times yes when the world still holds such spirits as Professor James.' - Gertrude Stein A classic of American thought, William James' The Varieties of Religious Experience is an extraordinary study of human spirituality in all its forms and one of the most profound works of Psychology ever written. When the book was published in 1902 the study of the human mind was a thrillingly new field of scientific enquiry: James was one of the first to seriously examine the psychology of religious faith and where he led, both Jung and Freud would follow. Yet for all its historical significance, this is a book full of humanity, wit and some deeply personal stories of revelation, religious devotion and mystical experience. The Routledge Classics edition of The Varieties of Religious Experience makes available in paperback for the first time the Centenary Edition published by Routledge in 2002 with new introductions on the historical and contemporary significance of James' work and a foreword by the author's grandson, Micky James.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415773829
ISBN-10: 0415773822
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 33mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William James

William James (1842-1910). Born in New York, a brother to the novelist Henry James, William James was a founder of American experimental psychology and of the pragmatic school of philosophy.

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