William James and a Science of Religions: Reexperiencing The Varieties of Religious Experience (Columbia Series in Science and Religion)By: Wayne Proudfoot (editor)Hardback
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DescriptionThe "science of religion" is an important element in the interpretation of William James's work and in the methodology of the study of religion. An authority on pragmatism and the philosophy of religion, Wayne Proudfoot and a stellar group of contributors from a variety of disciplines including religion, philosophy, psychology, and history, bring innovative perspectives to James's work. Each contributor focuses on a specific theme in The Varieties of Religious Experience and suggests how James's treatment of that theme can fruitfully be brought to bear, sometimes with revisions or extensions, on current debate about religious experience.
About AuthorWayne Proudfoot is professor of religion at Columbia University. His books include God and Self and Religious Experience. He lives in New York City.
Contents"Damned for God's Glory": William James and the Scientific Vindication of Protestant Culture, by David A. Hollinger Pragmatism and "an Unseen Order" in Varieties, by Wayne Proudfoot The Fragmentation of Consciousness and The Varieties of Religious Experience: William James's Contribution to a Theory of Religion, by Ann Taves James's Varieties and the "New" Constructivism, by Jerome Bruner Some Inconsistencies in James's Varieties, by Richard Rorty A Pragmatist's Progress: The Varieties of James's Strategies for Defending Religion, by Philip Kitcher
- publication date: 13/08/2004
- ISBN13: 9780231132046
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 152
- ID: 9780231132046
- ISBN10: 0231132042
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