John Dewey: Religious Faith and Democratic Humanism

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Columbia University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 683 pages
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Combining biography and intellectual history, Steven Rockefeller offers an illuminating introduction to the philosophy of John Dewey, with special emphasis on the evolution of the religious faith and moral vision at the heart of his thought. This study pays particular attention to Dewey's radical democratic reconstruction of Christianity and his many contributions to the American tradition of spiritual democracy.
 

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The author's purpose in this exhaustive study is to present Dewey's life and thought "from the perspective of its religious meaning and value,'' an aspect never previously fully explored. Rockefeller ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
A Quest for Unity
29
NeoHeglian Idealism and the New Psychology
76
Christian Liberalism and Social Action
125
The Truth Shall Make You Free
169
Democracy Education and Religious Experience
221
Pragmatism Progressivism and the War
270
Religious Humanism
445
Nature Clod and Religious Feeling
491
A Gift of Grace
541
Notes
565
Chronological Listing of Works by John Dewey
633
Selected Bibliography of Books and Essays
643
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Rockefeller is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Middlebury College, Vermont.

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