Bennett Ramsey, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. New York: Oxford University Press (POD), 1993, Religion in America Series, 6×9″ cloth hardbound, 192 pages.
Ramsey presents a new analysis and interpretation of the religious views of the nineteenth-century American philosopher William James. He argues that James was primarily motivated by religious concerns in his writings and that this fact has been obscured by the artificial scholarly division of his “philosophy,” “psychology,” and “religion”– a symptom of the professionalization which James himself strenuously resisted in his own time.
“Ramsey has given us a book that deserves the attention of anyone interested in William James, which should include anyone interested in American religious or intellectual history.” –American Historical Review