Book - The Varieties Of Religious Experience




William James - 1958
The New American Library
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The Varieties Of Religious Experience
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The Varieties Of Religious Experience by William James

A psychological study of religion.

William James brought something entirely new to the study of religion - he approached his subject from the viewpoint of philosopher and the experimental psychologist.

A physician by training, he used his scientific knowledge to classify, compare and examine a fascinating variety of recorded religious experience. He defined sexual, esthetic, egoistical, and other elements in religious faith with the firmness of a surgeon who wants to save, not kill.