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Varieties of religion today : William James revisited

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Series: Vienna lecture series.
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Publisher's description: A hundred years after William James delivered the celebrated lectures that became The Varieties of Religious Experience, one of the foremost thinkers in the English-speaking world returns to the questions posed in James's masterpiece to clarify the circumstances and conditions of religion in our day. An elegant mix of the philosophy and sociology of religion, Charles Taylor's powerful book  Read more...
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Named Person: William James; William James; William James; William James; William James
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor
ISBN: 0674007603 9780674007604 0674012534 9780674012530
OCLC Number: 48003182
Description: vii, 127 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: James: Varieties --
The "Twice-Born" --
Religion Today --
So Was James Right? --
Notes.
Series Title: Vienna lecture series.
Responsibility: Charles Taylor.
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