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- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (14 Mar. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452651205
- ISBN-13: 978-1452651200
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 18.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,873,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Varieties of Religious Experience (Tantor Audio & eBook Classics) MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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One of the seminal works of philosophy and theology. (Catholic Herald) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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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." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Some readers will approach this work as believers seeking clarification, others as sceptics seeking to understand. Their viewpoint may be philosophical or theological or psychological. All will be rewarded. Critics voted this among the best 100 books of the twentieth century. If you want insight into humanity's religious dimension, it should be your number one choice.
Interesting is his distinction between 'once-born' and 'twice-born' people (not to be confused with the Christian concept of 'born-again' - not all born-again Christians are twice-born, while not all twice-borns are born-again Christians, which for many just means an acceptance of the Christian creeds, a belief that Christ died for one's salvation).Read more ›
James considers the feelings, actions and experiences of individuals, insofar as they understand themselves to be in a relationship with whatever they consider the Divine. It thus deals with the spirituality of everyday life and has nothing to do with churches, doctrine or dogma. This is similar to what emerges when Geza Vermes explores the Authentic Gospel of Jesus; there's very little on doctrine but much about attitudes, relationships and behavior towards others.
Dealing objectively with a wide spectrum of observed and personally related religious experiences, James quotes from the autobiographical writings of famous authors, theologians and mystics from many traditions including Whitman, Luther, Voltaire, Emerson and Tolstoy. He mentions the importance of the passionate side of religion and its power of adding enchantment to life.Read more ›
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Deeply interesting to anyone uncertain of meanings of religion. An excellent bookPublished 1 month ago by Tim Marshall
quite prepared to accept he was a perceptive and brilliant breakthrough genius in his time, but this does not seem very useful nowPublished 19 months ago by Hector
An important publication by one of the founding members of psychology usefully republished in our own time. Read morePublished on 10 Oct. 2014 by Christopher Brotherton
Brilliant ! Well written and perceptive, and written in 1902Published on 7 July 2014 by J. L. Threadgold