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The Varieties of Transcendence

Hermann Deuser, Hans Joas, Matthias Jung, and Magnus Schlette


This book 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 transc ... More

Keywords: religion, individualization, Josiah Royce, religious individualism, transcendence, community, contingency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267576
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hermann Deuser, editor
Erfurt University

Hans Joas, editor
Humboldt University

Matthias Jung, editor
University Koblenz-Landau