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The Varieties of Religious Experience

William James

First published in 1905, The Varieties of Religious Experience is a collection of lectures given at the University of Edinburgh in 1901 and 1902. William James was a psychologist and, as such, his interest in religion was not that of a theologian but of a scientist. In these twenty lectures, he discusses the nature and origin of religious belief. The average believer is one who has inherited his religion, but this will not do for James's inquiry. He must find those believers who have a voracious religious faith because these people have also often experienced a number of peculiar psychological episodes, including having visions, hearing voices, and falling into trances. Students of psychology and those interested in the mental process of belief will find these lectures informative.

First published in 1905, The Varieties of Religious Experience is a collection of lectures given at the University of Edinburgh in 1901 and 1902. William James was a psychologist and, as such, his interest in religion was not that of a theologian but of a scientist. In these twenty lectures, he discusses the nature and origin of religious belief. The average believer is one who has inherited his religion, but this will not do for James's inquiry. He must find those believers who have a voracious religious faith because these people have also often experienced a number of peculiar psychological episodes, including having visions, hearing voices, and falling into trances. Students of psychology and those interested in the mental process of belief will find these lectures informative.
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First published in 1905, The Varieties of Religious Experience is a collection of lectures given at the University of Edinburgh in 1901 and 1902. William James was a psychologist and, as such, his interest in religion was not that of a theologian but of a scientist. In these twenty lectures, he discusses the nature and origin of religious belief. The average believer is one who has inherited his religion, but this will not do for James's inquiry. He must find those believers who have a voracious religious faith because these people have also often experienced a number of peculiar psychological episodes, including having visions, hearing voices, and falling into trances. Students of psychology and those interested in the mental process of belief will find these lectures informative.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Pruden

Length:

19h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

52:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

56:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

53:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

55:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

58:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

48:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

55:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

47:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

52:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

54:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

57:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

58:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

59:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

57:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

37:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:56