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Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Eugene Fontinell

Abstract

Can we, who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times, still believe that we as individual persons are immortal? Indeed, is there even good cause to hope that we are? In examining the present relationship of reason to faith, can we find justifying reasons for faith? These are the central questions in this book, a compelling exercise in philosophical theology. Drawing upon the works of William James and the principles of American Pragmatism, the book extrapolates carefully from “data given in experience” to a model of the co ... More

Keywords: personal immortality, reason, faith, philosophical theology, American Pragmatism, William James, individual identity, cosmic process, bodily dissolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780823220700
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eugene Fontinell, author
Queens College, City University of New York