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05 December 2008

William James and the psychology of faith - preview

Rachel Britton revisits a seminal work – The Gifford Lectures 1901-02

In this extraordinarily influential little book William James focuses on ‘the feelings, acts and experiences of individual men in their solitude, so far as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they may consider the divine’
  • He writes as a psychologist on the psychology of religion
  • His subtitle is A study in human nature, but he hastens to remind his readers that to study the type of personality that gives rise to particular varieties of experience is by no means to pass a judgment on the spiritual value of such experiences

  • Rachel Britton

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