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James, Henry 1811-1882

Overview
Works: 245 works in 608 publications in 2 languages and 17,170 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PG3421, 813.4
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Henry James, Senior: a selection of his writings by Henry James( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary remains of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

20 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social significance of our institutions an oration delivered by request of the citizens at Newport, R.I., July 4th, 1861 by Henry James( Book )

22 editions published between 1861 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moralism and Christianity or, Man's experience and destiny. In three lectures by Henry James( Book )

16 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret of Swedenborg : being an elucidation of his doctrine of the divine natural humanity by Henry James( Book )

20 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance and shadow: or, Morality and religion in their relation to life: an essay upon the physics of of creation by Henry James( Book )

32 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The leading words of my title-page call for a precise definition, in order that the reader may clearly discern the aim of the discussion to which I invite his attention. By morality I mean that sentiment of selfhood or property which every man not an idiot feels in his own body. It is a state of conscious freedom or rationality, exempting him from the further control of parents or guardians, and entitling him in his own estimation and that of his fellows, to the undivided ownership of his words and deeds. It is the basis of conscience in man, or what enables him to appropriate good and evil to himself, instead of ascribing the former as he may one day learn to do exclusively to celestial, the latter exclusively to infernal influence. The word is often viciously used as a synonyme of spiritual goodness, as when we say, "A is a very moral man," meaning a just one; or, "B is a very immoral man," meaning an unjust one. No man can be either good or evil, either just or unjust, but by virtue of his morality; i. e. unless he have selfhood or freedom entitling him to own his action. This is a conditio sine qua non. The action by which he majority or manhood, what every man, as man, possesses in common with every other man. By religion I mean -- what is invariably meant by the term where the thing itself still exists -- such a conscience on man's part of a forfeiture of the Divine favor, as perpetually urges him to make sacrifices of his ease, his convenience, his wealth, and if need be his life, in order to restore himself, if so it be possible, to that favor. This is religion in its literal form; natural religion; religion as it stands authenticated by the universal instincts of the race, before it has undergone a spiritual conversion into life, and while claiming still a purely ritual embodiment It is however in this gross form the germ of all humane culture. Accordingly we sometimes use the term in an accommodated sense, i. e. to express the spiritual results with which religion is fraught rather than the mere carnal embodiment it first of all offers to such results. Thus the apostle James says: Pure and undefiled religion (i. e., religion viewed no longer as a letter, but as a spirit), is to visit the fatherless and the widow, and keep oneself unspotted from the world (i. e., has exclusive reference to the life). We also say proverbially, handsome is that handsome does; not meaning of course to stretch the word handsome out of its literal dimensions, but only by an intelligible metonomy of body for soul, or what is natural for what is spiritual, to express in a compendious way the superiority of moral to physical beauty. My reader will always understand me, then, as using the word religion in its strictly literal signification, to indicate our ritual or ceremonious homage to the Divine name. Now morality and religion, thus interpreted, are regarded on my title-page as concurring to promote the evolution of man's spiritual destiny on earth"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The nature of evil : considered in a letter to the Rev. Edward Beecher, D.D. author of "The Conflict of Ages" by Henry James( Book )

14 editions published between 1855 and 1984 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, marriage and divorce, and the sovereignty of the individual by Stephen Pearl Andrews( Book )

31 editions published between 1853 and 1990 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work evolved out of a public debate between Andrews and Greeley over their difference of opinion on the concept and legal framework of marriage
Lectures and miscellanies by Henry James( Book )

10 editions published between 1852 and 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiftyish American is dispatched to Europe by a rich widow on a mission to bring back her wayward son who is enraptured by a French woman
Christianity : the logic of creation by Henry James( Book )

12 editions published between 1857 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes the state? : [a lecture delivered before the young Men's Association of the City of Albany] by Henry James( Book )

11 editions published between 1846 and 1983 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church of Christ not an ecclesiasticism by Henry James( Book )

8 editions published between 1854 and 1983 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and the perfect life by Henry James( Book )

6 editions published between 1906 and 1983 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts for the new times by Henry James( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to a Swedenborgian by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published between 1847 and 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fathers and sons by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the serene backdrop of the Russian countryside is the story of Arcady Kirsanov, a young man who returns from college to his father's country manor with his radical friend Bazarov in tow. The Kirsanovs' lives will change forever
The James family : including selections from the writings of Henry James, Senior, William, Henry & Alice James by F. O Matthiessen( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elder Henry James by Austin Warren( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society the redeemed form of man, and the earnest of God's omnipotence in human nature : affirmed in letters to a friend by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a collection of letters from author Henry James to a friend. In these letters, James discusses many philosophical, psychological, and religious topics about mankind and God." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism
Alternative Names
Henry James

Henry James sr. Amerikaans theoloog (1811-1882)

James, Henry 1811-1882 Senior

James, Henry 1811-1882 Sr

James, Henry Senior 1811-1882

James, Henry Sr

James, Henry Sr. 1811-1882

James Sr. Henry 1811-1882

Tzaiems, Chenre 1811-1882

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Languages
English (337)

French (2)

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The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticismFathers and sonsThe Jameses : a family narrativeNotes of a son and brotherThe father : a life of Henry James, Sr.Henry James and the father questionThe nature of true virtue : theology, psychology, and politics in the writings of Henry James, Sr., Henry James, Jr., and William James