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Emotions and Transformation Varieties of Experience of Identity

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The Varieties of Religious Experience is an exploration of personal narratives about religious experience, but as one might gather from the epigraph to this article, James treats religion in an eccentric way. He takes religious experience to mean something close to the emotional experience of identity. His central question is how one might discover happiness within oneself and in one's relations with others, or if such happiness seems far distant, how one might achieve a change that will accomplish a new identity.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Human Development & Applied Psychology, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada M5S 1V6.

Publication date: January 1, 2002


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