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Varieties of Religious Experience - Wm. James

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THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

A Study in Human Nature



BY WILLIAM JAMES

To
E.P.G.
IN FILIAL GRATITUDE AND LOVE


CONTENTS

LECTURE I 
RELIGION AND NEUROLOGY 
Introduction: the course is not anthropological, but deals with
personal documents-- Questions of fact and questions of value--
In point of fact, the religious are often neurotic-- Criticism of
medical materialism, which condemns religion on that account--
Theory that religion has a sexual origin refuted-- All states of
mind are neurally conditioned-- Their significance must be tested
not by their origin but by the value of their fruits-- Three
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