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The Social Dimensions of Faith: Expanding John Dewey’s Sense of Community and Custom

Christopher D. Tirres

in The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue Between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352531
eISBN:
9780199358359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352531.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores a puzzling paradox: whereas in most of his works, John Dewey acknowledges that social practices -- even customary and unreflective ones -- may give rise to more reflective and ... More


The Spirituality of the Possible in John Dewey’s A Common Faith

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of spirituality in John Dewey’s philosophy and argues that his book A Common Faith is important in interpreting his overall thought. It also suggests that Dewey offers ... More


Introduction

Christopher D. Tirres

in The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue Between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352531
eISBN:
9780199358359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352531.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Critics of liberation theology have often charged that it reduces faith to politics. In response, proponents have argued that it advances an encompassing, or integral, sense of liberation. This ... More


“… How you understand … can only be shown by how you live”: Putnam’s Reconsideration of Dewey’s A Common Faith

Magnus Schlette

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines how neopragmatist philosopher Hilary Putnam sought a solution to the conflict between his science-based naturalism and his experiences and convictions as a practicing Jew ... More


Cultivating a Common Faith

Larry A. Hickman

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines pragmatist John Dewey's religious belief. Dewey published his first book-length treatment of religion under the title A Common Faith when he was ... More


Pragmatism and Latino/a Religious Experience

Christopher D. Tirres

in The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue Between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352531
eISBN:
9780199358359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352531.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The colonization of indigenous peoples of the Americas has often involved the introduction of problematic Western dualisms between body and mind, spirit and flesh, life and death, and the sacred and ... More


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