Re-reading ‘the will to believe’

Religious Studies 33 (2):217-225 (1997)
Abstract
John Hick offers a summary account of William James's ‘The Will to Believe’ which is typical of the way that this essay has been understood by many in the one hundred years since it was first published. According to Hick, James argues that the existence or nonexistence of God, of which there can be no conclusive evidence either way, is a matter of such momentous importance that anyone who so desires has the right to stake one's life upon the God hypothesis.
Keywords William James  Will to believe  John Hicks
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