Titel: Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience: James's Classic Study in Light of Resiliency, Temperament and Trauma
Autor/en: Lynn Bridgers
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
November 2005 - kartoniert - 229 Seiten
First published in 1902, William James's Varieties of Religious Experience is considered a classic in religious studies and the psychology of religion. But how has James's classic study weathered decades of development in psychology and behavioral sciences?
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Evolution of a Pluralist Chapter 3 James's Conversion Typology Chapter 4 Prophets Chapter 5 Monks Chapter 6 Mystics Chapter 7 Between Me and My God
Lynn Bridgers is assistant professor of pastoral ministries and religious education at St. Thomas University in Miami.
In Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience, Lynn Bridgers's agile mind wields the conceptual tools of psychology, theology, and history to make original connections and draw gifted insights, while avoiding easy reductionism. Contemporary Varieties is a clear standout in the area of recent scholarship on William James and religion. -- John Snarey, Candler School of Theology and the Department of Psychology, Emory University Lynn Bridgers's expose on conversion is exquisite - a thoroughly researched and beautifully written contribution to the psychology of religious experience and practical theology. In these pages, readers will discover the rich textures of diverse religious forms - especially the prophetic, monastic, and mystical. Her book will surely be as influential as it is impressive. -- Mary Elizabeth Moore, Director of Women in Theology and Professor of Religion & Education at Candler School of Theology, Emory University Anyone who loves William James' s Varieties of Religious Experience will be grateful to Lynn Bridgers for this well researched, well argued book affirming James's basic theses and continuing relevance. Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience marshals a wealth of current research data, makes an important contribution to the psychology of religion, and is an altogether fascinating and informative read. -- Rodney J. Hunter, Professor of Pastoral Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University