The Religious Life Paperback

The Insights of William James

by Donald Capps;

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The Religious Life

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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.

The Religious Life by Donald Capps was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in September 2016. The ISBN for The Religious Life is 9780718894283.

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Details for The Religious Life

Page last updated 24th June 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (September 2016)
Number of Pages410
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4450663
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