(181182). Philos.; father of H. James* Jr. and W. James*; b. Albany, New York; educ. Union Coll. (Albany, New York) and Princeton (New Jersey) Theol. Sem.; dissatisfied with what he called professional religion; to Eng. 1837; influenced by R. Sandeman (see Disciples of Christ, 1) and E. Swedenborg*; held that selfhood is the sin of sins and that religion and morality turn man to God through sociality. Works include Society the Redeemed Form of Man, and the Earnest of God's Omnipotence in Human Nature; Substance and Shadow.
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