William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) Summary. The aim here is to summarise the work generally, highlighting ideas of particular interest.
Here is my copy of William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience. This classic book was first published in 1902, and has remained in print ever since. The basic issues James discusses here remain of vital concern to people in psychology and religion today. I encourage you to go to your local bookstore and buy a copy of this interesting book. (It is in the public domain, and quite reasonably priced.) Or, if you'd prefer to do your shopping by internet, here are two very affordable copies of the book, either a or a edition from . The hardcover also includes several other of his works, such as his "The Meaning of Truth." With your own copy, you can make notes in the margins and you won't need to rely on a connection to the internet! But until you do that, feel free to browse this copy of his book and see what he has to say. Scroll down on this page to search for specific words, or to use the completed table of contents that are linked to specific chapters and to topics within each chapter. I want to thank Heather Hartman for assisting me with creating these many links. Thanks, Heather! Finally, you may be interested in downloading the entire copy of the book from the site, which makes available many wonderful books.
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Scholars Reevaluate the Significance of One hundred years after the publication of William James' , the Center for the Study of Science and Religion and the John Templeton Foundation brought together a group of influential scholars to reevaluate the significance of the classic work that analyzes religious experience within the context of psychology and philosophy.