Essay Topic 1
Why does James structure the book by including lectures in this particular order? Why does he include lectures and essays individually instead of combining all these thoughts together? What impact does this outline have on the reader's experience?
Essay Topic 2
What is the significance of the titles that are used for each lecture, chapter, and essay? What impression do they leave the reader with before reading? Analyze at least two specific examples.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the role of religion in James' essays and lectures. How does he define religion? Does he support his definition of religion effectively?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the elements of religion that James defines. Which element of religion is the foundation? Why are the other elements significant? Does the idea of religion having essential elements detract from James' concept of religion being based on an individual level?
Essay Topic 5
Describe James' concept of...
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