The Varieties of Transcendence: Pragmatism and the Theory of Religion

2016.11.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Herman Deuser, Hans Joas, Matthias Jung, and Magnus Schlette (eds.), The Varieties of Transcendence: Pragmatism and the Theory of
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2016.11.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Herman Deuser, Hans Joas, Matthias Jung, and Magnus Schlette (eds.), The Varieties of Transcendence: Pragmatism and the Theory of Religion, Fordham University Press, 2016, 303pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780823267576. Amos Nascimento, University of Washington, Tacoma/Seattle Reviewed by Amos Nascimento, University of Washington, Tacoma/Seattle This collection of essays proposes renewing classical American pragmatism by putting it in dialogue with the contemporary diversity of religious beliefs and practices of individuals and communities. The very title echoes William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience while the content connects "transcendence" with other concepts often used by pragmatists: faith, consciousness, belief, supernatural, community, and others. The editors are German scholars influenced by Karl-Otto Apel and Jürgen Habermas, who offer a different take on American philosophy. The authors. . .

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