Book - The Varieties Of Religious Experience
The New American Library
The Varieties Of Religious Experience
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.