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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature

Author: William James; Matthew Bradley
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William James; Matthew Bradley
ISBN: 9780199691647 0199691649
OCLC Number: 752069005
Notes: Previously published: Amherst, N.Y. :Prometheus Books, 2002.
Description: xxxvi, 441 p. ; 20 cm.
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.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Religious experience
Study in human nature
Responsibility: William James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Matthew Bradley.

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Drawing on psychology, philosophy, and literature, William James's classic survey of religious belief gathers testimony from a huge range of diverse sources to construct a defence of the individual  Read more...
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