The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

The Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human Nature Hardcover Jun 20 2002

By William James
Hardcover
$29.33 USD

First published in 1902, The Varieties of Religious Experience initiated the psychological study of religion, paving the way for Freud and Jung as well as for clinical and paranormal branches of psychology. Written with humour and erudition, its theories of conversion, saintliness, ecstasy and mysticism continue to provoke controversy and inquiry. The book remains the best introduction to James's thought, demonstrating his characteristic insistence upon the importance of personal experience and his almost devotional respect for the mysteries of the human mind. Richly illustrated with personal accounts of belief and possession, intoxication and near-death experience, it is of central importance not simply to an understanding of religions, but to modern psychology and psychiatric medicine. The Routledge Centenary Edition, entirely reset from the original 1902 edition, is prefaced with a specially commissioned foreword by the author's grandson, Micky James, and with new introductions from James specialists Eugene Taylor and Jeremy Carrette. It also includes a new and expanded index.

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Routledge
Publication date
Jun 20 2002
Language
English
Pages
480
ISBN-13
9780415278096
ISBN-10
0415278090
Weight
703g
Dimensions
140.0mm x 216.0mm