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Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Roger A. Ward

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards ... More


Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Dennis Austin Britton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The infidel-conversion motif—in which Jews and Muslims convert to Christianity—is a staple of romance narratives by Roman Catholic writers in medieval and early modern Europe. Baptisms and ... More


The Spiritual Immigrant

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Of the next five autobiographies, three are of men for whom years of work gave birth to a new man—a man of God, a convert to spiritual faith. Luigi Turco, Constantine ... More


Self-Appropriation and Liberation: Philosophizing in the Light of Catonsville

James L. Marsh

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that self-appropriation, from below, can be fruitfully complimented by a prophetic Berriganian theology of liberation from above. Marsh’s formula to express this relationship is ... More


Bernard Lonergan and Daniel Berrigan

Robert M. Doran

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, Doran reflects on Lonergan and Berrigan as the two major influences upon his life, and on the way in which he felt compelled to be faithful to both. Autobiographically, what bound ... More


“The Story Is What Saves Us”: American Catholic Memoirs

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Autobiographical works such as Augustine's Confessions are the very foundation of Catholic Studies. Our understanding of the evolution of Catholic life in North America is deeply grounded in ... More


Method and Conversion in Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Can one be a Catholic and nonetheless do exigent historical and scientific work on Catholicism? More broadly, can one be religious and still do scientific work in the field of religious studies? Does ... More


Cura personalis: Recognizing Christ in the Other

Catharine Randall

in Black Robes & Buckskin: A Selection from the Jesuit Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232628
eISBN:
9780823240449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232628.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ways in which the Jesuit Fathers convinced Native Americans to convert to Christianity were very different from the ways in which Protestant ministers handled their ministry, or the ways in which ... More


How to Recognize a Muslim When You See One: Western Secularism and the Politics of Conversion

Markha G. Valenta

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at Europe's responses to the veil or headscarf and the politics of gender to clarify how the confrontation between ideologies of secularism and the ... More


The Philosophical Structure of Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter aims to show the significance of the structure of conversion in Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections. The larger goal, however, has been to call attention to the centrality of ... More


Habit, Habit Change, and Conversion in C. S. Peirce

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter begins by evaluating several avenues of connecting C. S. Peirce’s philosophical program and religious conversion. Next, it turns to an exposition of Peirce’s understanding of habit and ... More


Reconstructing Faith: Religious Overcoming in Dewey’s Pragmatism

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter follows the structure of the three essays that comprise John Dewey’s A Common Faith. The first section examines Dewey’s notion of the transformation to the religious attitude in ... More


Transforming Obligation in William James

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter describes the connection between the obligation William James finds in the reflective life and the resultant personal transformation that provides access to the meaning of that ... More


Creative Transformation: The Work of Conversion

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter extends the critique of transformation in American philosophy by looking at conversion thematically. It argues that the American philosophers are convinced that a genuine transformation ... More


The Evasion of Conversion in Recent American Philosophy

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on three contemporary philosophers who have contributed significantly to the development of pragmatism and American philosophy: Richard Rorty, Cornel West, and Robert Corrington. ... More


2. Learning to Live with Lonergan

Donald L. Gelpi

in Finding God in All Things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228089
eISBN:
9780823236954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228089.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter gives a concise treatment of Bernard Lonergan's major philosophical breakthroughs in theological method and offers clear synopses of the primary issues at play in the ongoing application ... More


Rethinking the Gift II

Robyn Horner

in Rethinking God as Gift: Marion, Derrida, and the Limits of Phenomenology

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221219
eISBN:
9780823235599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221219.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the second way in which Derrida addresses the gift—as that which is given, rather than the condition for the given. The second way is subdivided into ... More


Romantic Metanoia:: Conversion and Cultural Translation in India

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After the male-authored oriental tales of the previous chapter, this chapter examines the radical possibility in female-authored oriental novels. In its analysis of two of these novels, The ... More


A Christianized Sephardic Critique of Rashi’s Peshaṭ in Pablo de Santa María’s Additiones ad Postillam Nicolai de Lyra

Yosi Yisraeli

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter takes up the convert Pablo de Santa María’s responses (Additiones) to Nicholas of Lyra’s Postillam to the Bible. Although many critics have tried to summarize Santa María’s exegetical ... More


Exegesis as Autobiography: The Case of Guillaume De Bourges

Steven F. Kruger

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks at the biblical commentaries of the thirteenth-century Jew Guillaume de Bourges, converted to Christianity under the aegis of the archbishop of Bourges, Guillaume de Donjeon. By ... More


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