William James and "The Varieties of Religious Experience": A Centenary Celebration


William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience was an intellectual landmark, paving the way for current study of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. In this new companion to the Varieties , key international experts provide contemporary responses to James's book, exploring its seminal historical importance and its modern significance. Locating the Varieties within the context of James's other works and exploring James's views on psychology, mysticism, religious experience, emotion and truth, the sixteen articles offer new analyses of the Varieties from the perspectives of postcolonial theory, history, social theory and philosophy. As the only critical work dedicated to the cross-disciplinary influence of The Varieties of Religious Experience , this book testifies to William James's genius and ongoing legacy.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jeremy Carrette
  • Eugene Taylor
  • Sonu Shamdasani
  • David M. Wulff
  • Jacob A. Belzen
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004