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Varieties of Transcendence : Pragmatism and the Theory of Religion (Hardcover)

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The Varieties of Transcendence traces American pragmatist thought on religion and its relevance for theorizing religion today. The volume establishes pragmatist concepts of religious individualization as powerful alternatives to the more common secularization discourse. In stressing the importance of Josiah Royce's work, it emphasizes religious individualism's compatibility with community. At the same time, by covering all of the major classical pragmatist theories of religion, it shows their kinship and common focus on the interrelation between the challenges of contingency and the semiotic significance of transcendence.
The Varieties of Transcendence traces American pragmatist thought on religion and its relevance for theorizing religion today. The volume establishes pragmatist concepts of religious individualization as powerful alternatives to the more common secularization discourse. In stressing the importance of Josiah Royce's work, it emphasizes religious individualism's compatibility with community. At the same time, by covering all of the major classical pragmatist theories of religion, it shows their kinship and common focus on the interrelation between the challenges of contingency and the semiotic significance of transcendence.
Number of Pages: 303
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Philosophy, Religious, Movements / Pragmatism
Series Title: American Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 23947343
UPC: 9780823267576
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-9548
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