Essentials in the Development of Religion
A Philosophic and Psychological Study
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First published in 1934, Essentials in the Development of Religion was written with the conviction that the psychological and philosophical analysis of all phases of religious experience, even those which may be accounted the highest, is capable of yielding results of inestimable importance which could be attained in no other way. Dr. Turner discusses the historical development of the philosophy of religion and reveals topics that have been presupposed or embodied in regular human life. The book will be of interest to students of philosophy, religion and psychology.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction, Psychology and Philosophy 2. What is Religion? 3. Everyman and his Universe 4. Modern Definitions of Religion 5. Experience as Sensuous and Supersensuous (1) 6. Experience as Sensuous and Supersensuous (2) 7. Man’s Experience as Psychological and as Moral 8. Further Characteristics of Moral Experience 9. The Self as a Moral Being 10. The Criteria of the Good 11. The Evolution of the Moral Self 12. The Relation between Good and Evil 13. Immortality 14. The Supremacy of Religion 15. Knowledge and Faith 16. Authority, Tradition and the Numinous 17. Divine Personality 18. The Universe: Alien, Indifferent or Friendly? Index
J. E. Turner