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Contents
Editor’s Preface
Brooks Divinity School
About This Edition
Editor’s Introduction
Author’s Preface
Lecture I: Religion And Neurology
Influence of Scottish Philosophy
Psychological Orientation
Existential and Spiritual Judgments
Psychological Characteristics of Religious Leaders
The Example of George Fox
Pathological Aspects of Religion
Objective Analysis of Religion
Medical Materialism
Pathological Causation of Genius
Empirical Criteria
Jonathan Edwards
Saint Teresa
Lecture II: Circumscription Of The Topic
Definitions of Religion
Religious Sentiment
Kinds of Religion
Institutional Religion
Personal Religion
Fetishism and Magic
Religion as Relation to the Divine
Buddhism
Transcendental Idealism
Common Understandings of Religion
Happiness as Religion
Lecture III: The Reality Of The Unseen
Concrete Religious Objects
Abstract Relgious Objects
Kant’s Ideas of Pure Reason
Platonic Theory of Ideas
Hallucinations
Lectures IV And V: The Religion Of Healthy-Mindedness
Happiness and Religion
The Example of Walt Whitman
Voluntary and Systematical Healthy-Mindedness
Evil as Perception
Optimism
Liberalism as Victory of Healthy-Mindedness
Mind-Cure and New Thought
Doctrinal Sources of Mind-Cure
Examples of Mind-Cures
Mind-Cure as Religious Movement
Christian Science
Faith, Conversion, and Mind-Cure
Methods of Mind-Cure
Luther
Molinos
The Problem of Evil in the Sick Soul
Theism
Monism
Absolute Idealism
Sin and the Sick Soul
Evil and Essence
The Sin Threshold
The Perception of Failure
Fear of Death
Epicureanism and Stoicism
Melancholy
Anhedonia
Anguish
Religious Melancholy
Leo Tolstoy
Henry Alline
Panic
Lecture VIII: The Divided Self, And The Process Of Its Unification
Conceptions of the Universe of Experience
The Once-Born
The Twice-Born
Psychology of Character: Heterogeneity
Annie Besant
John Bunyan
Saint Augustine
Henry Alline and the Divided Will
Lecture IX: Conversion
The Case of Stephen H. Bradley
Constituent Elements of Conversion
Types of Conversion
Volitional Conversion
Conversion by Self Surrender
Psychology of Self-Surrender
Lecture X: Conversion — Concluded
Field of Consciousness
Post-Hypnotic Suggestion
Instantaneous Conversions
Grades of Spiritual Excellence
Ecstasy of Happiness
Permanency
Lectures XI, XII, And XIII: Saintliness
Fruits of the Religious Life
Description
Charity and Brotherly Love
Loving Your Enemies
Loving the Loathsome
Caring for the Sick
Purity of Life
Purity Distinguished from Asceticism
St. John of the Cross
Obedience
Poverty
Lectures XIV And XV: The Value Of Saintliness
Devoutness
Tenderness and Charity
Asceticism
Lectures XVI And XVII: Mysticism
Characteristics of Mystical States of Consciousness
Ineffability
Noetic Quality
Transiency
Passivity
Examples of Mystical States of Consciousness
Deepened Sense of Significance of Maxim or Formula
Deja Vu
Other Dreamy States
Mind-Altering Drugs
Sudden Realization Of The Immediate Presence Of God
Nature
Methodical Cultivation
Hinduism
Islam
Is Mystical Consciousness Authoritative?
Mystical States Are Authoritative For Those Who Experience Them
Mystical States Are Not Authoritative For Those Who Do Not Experience Them
Non-Mystical States Are Not The Sole Arbiters Of Truth
Lecture XVIII: Philosophy
Role of Philosophy
Philosophical Arguments for God’s Existence
Philosophical Attributes of God
Pragmatism
Pragmatism and the Metaphysical Attributes of God
Pragmatism and the Moral Attributes of God
Rejection of Dogmatic Theology
Modern Idealism
John Caird
Josiah Royce
Role of Philosophy in Religion
Lecture XIX : Other Characteristics
Aesthetics in the Choice of Religion
Prayer
Lecture XX: Conclusions
Characteristics of Religious Life
Variation in Religious Types
Science of Religions
Survival Theory
Rejection of Survival Theory
Role of Feeling and Individuality
Final Summing Up
Thought and Feeling
Faith State
Intellectual Content of Religion
Author’s Postscript
Editor’s Notes
Gifford Lectures
Bibliography
Williams James
Philosophy
Religion
Psychology
General Reference Works
Encyclopedias
Biographical Dictionaries
Index
Endnotes
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