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Sub-title: How Experience Came to be Valued so Highly by People in the West.
A chronological account of how experience was defined and valued as history took shape and Western Civilization evolved.
How authority figures devalued experience of this world during the Early Christian Era.
How in the Renaissance (following the Black Death) men of experience rose to positions of authority and how discussions of experience led to new theories about it and more appropriate values for it.
How Puritanism,the New Science and Enlightenment Thought raised the value of experience even higher.
And how the Higher Critics, Pragmatists and Evolutionists of the 19th century handed to the 20th century the notion that experience is everything. We are our experience.

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