Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

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In this fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition, Roger Ward explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards to Cornel West, Ward threads the history of American thought into an extended, multivalent encounter with the religious experience. Looking at Dewey, James, Peirce, Rorty, Corrington, and other thinkers, Ward demonstrates that religious themes have deeply influenced the development of American philosophy.This ...

Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation 2004, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823223138

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