However, he does seem to argue that the religion of the sick soul is a deeper and more “complete” way of being religious (148-150, the conclusion of Lecture VII).
In an essay of at least three pages, explain why James feels that the religion of the sick soul is more complete, deeper, etc. than the religion of the healthy minded, even though you do need to choose what works for you, not what you ‘should’ choose.
a. What arguments does he give for his position that the religion of the “sick soul” is in some way wiser or more complete than that of the healthy soul?
b. Do you agree? Why or why not?