The Varieties of Religious Experience (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

The Varieties of Religious Experience (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Varieties of Religious Experience&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RWilliam James&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&RNew introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RAcclaimed as one of the greatest works of nonfiction published in the twentieth century, &&LB&&RWilliam James&&L/B&&R's &&LI&&RThe Varieties of Religious Experience&&L/I&&R was revolutionary in its view of religious life as centered not within the Church but solely within "the feelings, acts, and experiences of individual men in their solitude."&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RUsing the language of psychology, James tries to explain religious phenomena--such as conversion, repentance, mysticism, and saintliness--as psychic energy that arises from the unconscious mind in times of trouble. To support his theories, James turns to the autobiographical writings of a wide variety of mystics and writers, including Walt Whitman, Martin Luther, Voltaire, Emerson, and Tolstoy. The result is a colorful and wide-ranging collection of recorded experiences that James compares, categorizes, and analyzes. Many of his categories--including the sick soul, the divided self, and healthy-mindedness--have become standard in the study of religions.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RExquisitely written, &&LI&&RThe Varieties of Religious Experience&&L/I&&R has had a profound influence on modern spiritual thought, including the psychology of religion and recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RWayne Proudfoot&&L/B&&R &&L/B&&Ris Professor of Religion at Columbia University, specializing in the philosophy of religion. He has published &&LI&&RReligious Experience, &&L/I&&Ras well as articles on William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, and American Protestant thought. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 131 x 203 x 34.54mm | 426.38g
  • Barnes & Noble Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1593080727
  • 9781593080723
  • 54,751

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