The Varieties of Religious Experience

A Study In Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136605908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 6859

'Is life worth living? Yes, a thousand times yes when the world still holds such spirits as Professor James.' - Gertrude Stein A classic of American thought, William James’ The Varieties of Religious Experience is an extraordinary study of human spirituality in all its forms and one of the most profound works of Psychology ever written. When the book was published in 1902 the study of the human mind was a thrillingly new field of scientific enquiry: James was one of the first to seriously examine the psychology of religious faith and where he led, both Jung and Freud would follow. Yet for all its historical significance, this is a book full of humanity, wit and some deeply personal stories of revelation, religious devotion and mystical experience. The Routledge Classics edition of The Varieties of Religious Experience makes available in paperback for the first time the Centenary Edition published by Routledge in 2002 with new introductions on the historical and contemporary significance of James’ work and a foreword by the author’s grandson, Micky James.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681950898

Category: Religion

Page: 389

View: 8661

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

Varieties of Religious Experience

A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278096

Category: Religion

Page: 415

View: 1700

William James' series of lectures on religion as it is is apprehended by, and affect, the individual.

A Variety of Religious Experience

A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986439527


Page: 252

View: 2838

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

Der Pragmatismus

ein neuer Name für alte Denkmethoden : volkstümliche philosophosche Vorlesungen

Author: William James

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pragmatism

Page: 194

View: 3519


Religiöse Erfahrung in der Moderne

William James und die Folgen

Author: Christian Thies

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447060134

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 7188

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.

Rezensionen und Kritiken (1901-1914)

Author: Ernst Troeltsch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110180954

Category: Philosophy

Page: 950

View: 1686

Zwischen 1901 und 1914 publizierte Ernst Troeltsch 150 Rezensionen zu Neuerscheinungen in Theologie, Philosophie, Sozialwissenschaften und Kulturgeschichte. Viele dieser häufig an weit entlegenen Orten publizierten Texte waren bisher nicht bekannt. Sie bieten nicht nur faszinierende Einblicke in Troeltschs Denkwerkstatt, sondern erschließen auch neue Perspektiven auf die im Heidelberger Gelehrtenmilieu geführten Debatten über die Kulturbedeutung von Religion und Christentum. Troeltsch rezensierte Texte von James, Simmel und Rickert, schrieb einen großen Nachruf auf seinen Freund Georg Jellinek, nahm an den Methodendebatten der deutschen Historiker intensiv Anteil und entwickelte in Rezensionen das integrative Konzept einer Theologie als Kulturwissenschaft des Christentums.

William James and The Varieties of Religious Experience

A Centenary Celebration

Author: Jeremy Carrette

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134316925

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 2977

William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience was an intellectual landmark, paving the way for current study of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. In this new companion to the Varieties, key international experts provide contemporary responses to James's book, exploring its seminal historical importance and its modern significance. Locating the Varieties within the context of James's other works and exploring James's views on psychology, mysticism, religious experience, emotion and truth, the sixteen articles offer new analyses of the Varieties from the perspectives of postcolonial theory, history, social theory and philosophy. As the only critical work dedicated to the cross-disciplinary influence of The Varieties of Religious Experience, this book testifies to William James's genius and ongoing legacy.

The Religious Life

The Insights of William James

Author: Donald Capps

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718844548

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 2751

William James called his classic work, The Varieties of Religious Experience, “a study in human nature”. This volume recognises that a fundamental feature of human nature for James is that we have a conscious and a subconscious mind and that the subconscious mind is deeply implicated in the religious life, especially in conversion and other experiences of spiritual enlightenment. In this volume, Capps addresses religious melancholy, the divided self and discordant personality, religious conversion, the saintly character, and the prayerful consciousness. In addition, the cases of two clergymen – one deeply troubled, the other exemplary of the spiritual person – are also presented. A brief discussion of James’s view of religion as the generator of hope concludes this introduction to his insights into the religious life. Given that James was a popular writer in his own day, this book is intended to make his insights accessible to general readers.

Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion

Aims, Methods, and Theories of Research

Author: Jacques Waardenburg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110163285

Category: Religion

Page: 742

View: 9644

Originally published in 1973 (The Hague: Mouton) at a time when the field was blossoming; this edition includes a new preface. The book consists of two major parts. The first is an essay by Waardenburg, who was affiliated with the U. of Lausanne, Switzerland, following the rise and development of the academic study of religion in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The second is an anthology of articles about religion written by over 40 scholars in fields including psychology, sociology, philosophy, and anthropology. Waardenburg intended this book to be an examination of classical texts, and thus acknowledges that these authors often had a narrow approach to religion, ignoring anything not of European origin. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

William James on Ethics and Faith

Author: Michael R. Slater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176016X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

View: 1083

A new interpretation of James's ethical and religious thought focusing on the prominent role these views played in his philosophy.

Rezensionen und Kritiken


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Graf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110915677

Category: Religion

Page: 974

View: 4073

Between 1901 and 1914, Ernst Troeltsch wrote 150 reviews of new publications in theology, philosophy, the social sciences, and cultural history. Many of these critiques were published in obscure places, and their existence was hitherto unknown. Not only do they offer fasinating insights into Troeltsch’s train of thought, they also open up new perspectives on the debates that Heidelberg intellectual groups engaged in about the cultural meaning of religion and Christianity. Troeltsch reviewed texts by James, Simmel, and Rickert, wrote a major obituary note about his friend Georg Jellinek, avidly participated in the methodological debates of German historians, and developed in his reviews the integrative concept of theology as the cultural science of Christianity.

The Principles of Psychology

Author: William James

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602062846

Category: Psychology

Page: 708

View: 5302

The Principles of Psychology is a two-volume introduction to the study of the human mind. Based on his classroom lessons and first published in 1890, James has gathered together what he feels to be the most interesting and most accessible information for the beginning student. Psychology, according to James, deals with thoughts and feelings as its facts and does not attempt to determine where such things come from. This would be the realm of metaphysics, and he is careful to avoid crossing over from science into philosophy. This first volume contains discussions of the brain, methods for analyzing behavior, thought, consciousness, attention, association, time, and memory. Anyone wanting a thorough introduction to psychology will find this work useful and engaging. American psychologist and philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), brother of novelist Henry James, was a groundbreaking researcher at Harvard University and one of the most popular thinkers of the 19th century. Among his many works are Human Immortality (1898) and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902).

In Sprachspiele verstrickt - oder: Wie man der Fliege den Ausweg zeigt

Verflechtungen von Wissen und Können

Author: Stefan Tolksdorf,Holm Tetens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110224666

Category: Philosophy

Page: 596

View: 6911

Wittgenstein’s concept of a “language game” brings out how knowledge and ability are interwoven. Human actions are distinguished by their entanglement in a language game ‑ they derive their horizon of meaning through the interplay of linguistic and non-linguistic activities. The present volume is dedicated to the work of Hans Julius Schneider emphasizing the interaction between knowledge and know-how in various areas. In addition to examining the roots of the concept of a language game, the author investigates mental and religious language games.