The Religious Life: The Insights of William James

Forsideomslag
Lutterworth Press, 29. sep. 2016 - 264 sider
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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.

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Donald Capps (1939 2015) was William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology (Emeritus) and Adjunct Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of At Home in the World (Lutterworth Press, 2013), Still Growing (Lutterworth Press, 2014), and The Resourceful Self (Lutterworth Press, 2014). He is co-author with Nathan Carlin of The Gift of Sublimation (Lutterworth Press, 2015).

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