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Sep
26
2006
Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 26 issue 6

Can Psychology Be Positive about Religion

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HUMANISM AND THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS Can Psychology Be Positive about Religion? John Shook Over one hundred years ago, the Harvard philosopher and psychologist, William James, argued in The Varieties of Religious Experience that religious beliefs and emotions can have positive value for people's lives. James's pragmatism demanded that a...

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