Cultivating a Common Faith

Larry A. Hickman

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228416
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235544 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Cultivating a Common Faith

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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 already 75 years old, but it should not be taken as his lack of interest on the subject. His religious influences were varied, having a conservative evangelical mother, a liberal evangelical father, and Universalist grandparents. From 1884 to 1894, Dewey also taught Bible classes at the University of Michigan and was an active member of the local church.

Keywords: John Dewey; religious belief; A Common Faith; pragmatism; religion

Chapter.  5212 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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