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The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
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Jul 17, 12

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Read from June 10 to July 17, 2012 — I own a copy

James's Gifford Lectures on the varieties of religious experience are an insightful and delightful examination of, to use a paraphrase of his own terminology, what is most important about the human experience. Every page is filled with insight into the human condition that we all can and should take seriously and apply. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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William James
“I am no lover of disorder and doubt as such. Rather I fear to lose truth by the pretension to possess it already wholly.”
William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience


Reading Progress

06/23/2012 page 25
5.0% "There's nothing quite like a book that makes you say "wow" at least once a page."
06/23/2012 page 25
5.0% "There's nothing quite like a book that makes you say "wow" at least once per page."
07/01/2012 page 349
73.0% ""Oh! if human beings might only agree together to regard [money] as so much useless mud, what harmony would then reign in the world! With what friendship we would all treat each other if our interest in honor and in money could but disappear from the earth! For my own part, I feel as if it would be a remedy for all our ills." - St. Teresa of Avila"
07/02/2012 page 375
78.0% ""An intellect perplexed and baffled, yet a trustful sense of presence -- such is the situation of the man who is sincere with himself and with the facts, but who remains religious still." - William James"

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