The Varieties of Religious Experience

Triumph Books (1991)
Abstract
'By their fruits ye shall know them, not by their roots.'The Varieties of Religious Experience is William James's classic survey of religious belief in its most personal, and often its most heterodox, aspects. Asking questions such as how we define evil to ourselves, the difference between a healthy and a divided mind, the value of saintly behaviour, and what animates and characterizes the mental landscape of sudden conversion, James's masterpiece stands at a unique moment in the relationship between belief and culture. Faith in institutional religion and dogmatic theology was fading away, and the search for an authentic religion rooted in personality and subjectivity was a project conducted as an urgent necessity. With psychological insight, philosophical rigour, and a determination not to jump to the conclusion that in tracing religion's mental causes we necessarily diminish its truth or value, in the Varieties James wrote a truly foundational text for modern belief.Matthew Bradley's wide-ranging new edition examines the ideas that continue to fuel modern debates on atheism and faith
Keywords Experience (Religion  Psychology, Religious  Religion  Conversion  Philosophy and religion
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $1.24 used (92% off)   $3.99 new (57% off)   $8.63 direct from Amazon (7% off)    Amazon page
Call number BL53.J36 1991
ISBN(s) 0800730119   0980060540   0006425208   1451005261   1449916686     9780199691647
DOI 10.2307/2176818
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,174
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Medical Humanities' Challenge to Medicine.Jane Macnaughton - 2011 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17 (5):927-932.
Introduction: Experience and Inquiétude.Sarah S. Willen & Don Seeman - 2012 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 40 (1):1-23.

View all 134 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Renewing the Senses: Conversion Experience and the Phenomenology of the Spiritual Life. [REVIEW]Mark Wynn - 2012 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (3):211-226.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
50 ( #106,338 of 2,180,057 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #158,091 of 2,180,057 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums