Thoughts on Religion

collected by Katinka Hesselink, 2004

William James, p. 51 (1901)

Religion is "That personal attitude which the individual finds himself impelled to take up towards what he apprehends to be the divine."

Idem p. 58

"It is as if there were in the human consciousness a sense of reality, a feeling of objective presence, a perception of what we may call "something there," more deep and more general than any of the special particular "senses" by which the current psychology supposes existent realities to be originally revealed."