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Leuba, James Henry
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(Apr 9, 1868, Neuchâtel, Switzerland – Dec 8, 1946, Yellow Springs, OH). Born in Switzerland and brought up in a Reformed environment, Leuba lived in the United States from 1887 onward and studied at Clark University under S. Hall. His empirical study of conversion, which he submitted as a doctoral dissertation in 1895, is considered a pioneering work of the psychology of religion. From 1898 to 1933, Leuba was professor of psychology at Bryn Mawr College. Together with W. James, he became the foremost promoter of the American psychology of religion. His religion-critic…

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Huxel, Kirsten, “Leuba, James Henry”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12931>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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