Contemporary varieties of religious experience

Contemporary varieties of religious experience

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qFirst published in 1902, William James's Varieties of Religious Experience is considered a classic in religious studies and the psychology of religion. But how has James's classic study weathered decades of development in psychology and the behavioral sciences? Do the assertions about religious experience in Varieties still ring true in light of neuro-cognitive and neuro-hormonal research, resiliency studies, studies of temperament, and traumatic studies? By extending William James's own research in the century since its publication, this volume seeks to answer those questions. In doing so, it revolutionizes our understanding of James's own view of psychology and reveals the extraordinary value of his perspective for religion, psychology, and spirituality today.q--BOOK JACKET.Jamesa#39;s classic study in light of resiliency, temperament, and trauma Lynn Bridgers. ings, so down through the ages again and again human hearts have been struck by the divine ray. ... in the gradual transformation of the believer today, transforming dark landscapes into worlds of acceptance, forgiveness, and hope.

Title:Contemporary varieties of religious experience
Author:Lynn Bridgers
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - 2005


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