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Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Roger A. Ward


This fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards to Cornel West, the book threads the history of American thought into an extended, multivalent encounter with the religious experience. Looking at John Dewey, William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, Richard Rorty, Robert S. Corrington, and other thinkers, the book demonstrates that religious themes have deeply influenced the development of American philosophy. This innovative reading of the American ... More

Keywords: American philosophical tradition, religious conversion, Jonathan Edwards, Cornel West, American thought, religious experience, American philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823223138
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger A. Ward, author
Georgetown College