The Varieties of Religious Experience

Author: William James
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191627323
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Genre: Religion

'By their fruits ye shall know them, not by their roots.' The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 9781681950891
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Religion

The Best Nonfiction Masterpiece of the 20th Century? “There are two lives, the natural and the spiritual, and we must lose the one before we can participate in the other.” - William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is not a book about a specific religion. The author, psychologist Williams James does not try to convince the reader one religion is better than the other. He doesn’t even make a case for atheism and the scientific approach. The book is in fact about human nature and how we experience religion at a psychological level. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human Nature Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered at Edinburgh in 1901 1902

Author: William James
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1379232643
Release Date: 2018-03-03
Genre: History

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A Variety of Religious Experience

Author: William James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1986439526
Release Date: 2018-04-02

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. It comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1901 and 1902. The lectures concerned the nature of religion and the neglect of science in the academic study of religion

The Religious Life

Author: Donald Capps
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498219952
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre: Religion

Religi se Erfahrung in der Moderne

Author: Christian Thies
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 3447060131
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

1902 veroffentlichte William James (1842-1910) sein Buch "The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study on Human Nature"; bereits 1907 erschien die erste deutsche Ubersetzung. Inzwischen kann man sagen, dass dieses Werk fur die Religionsphilosophie eine ahnliche Bedeutung besitzt wie Schleiermachers Reden "Uber die Religion" (1799). Konsequent fragt James danach, wie man unter Bedingungen der Moderne uberhaupt noch religiose Erfahrungen machen kann und welche Relevanz diese fur unser Leben besitzen. Dadurch ergeben sich spannende Vergleichsmoglichkeiten mit anderen Klassikern wie Wittgenstein und Kant, aber auch mit aktuellen Ansatzen zur Rehabilitierung des Heiligen bzw. zur Begrundung einer Neurotheologie. Der Sammelband beruht auf einem Symposium, das im Rahmen der Reihe "Junge Religionsphilosophie" gemeinsam von der Katholischen Akademie Berlin und dem Forschungsinstitut fur Philosophie Hannover veranstaltet wurde.

Die Zukunft einer Illusion

Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: 9782366688412
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Die Zukunft einer Illusion" von Freud bietet eine kritische Analyse der Verhältnis zwischen Religion und Kultur.