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History, Religion, and American Democracy provides a fundamental review of four major themes: naturalism and supernaturalism in an American context; issues in the history of Judaism; American social philosophy; and the teaching and learning of democratic ideals in a pluralistic postmodern environment. This book provides a naturalistic context for the deep analysis of religious, theological, as well as social and political themes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560006718
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 351

Meet the Author

Maurice Wohlgelernter is emeritus professor of English, Baruch College of the City University of New York, and adjunt professor in the Humanities, New York University. He has also taught at Yeshiva University, the New School for Social Research, Bar-Ilan University, CCNY, and Manhattanville College. He has written studies of Israel Zangwill and Frank O'Connor, and many essays and reviews in professional and popular journals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Four Ways of Religion and Philosophy
1 Naturalism and Supernaturalism Revisited
1 John Dewey: The Evolution of a Faith 5
2 "The God of Our Children": The Humanist Reconstruction of God 35
3 The Supernatural in the Naturalists 53
4 The Esthetic, the Religious, and the Natural 76
2 Perspectives on the History of Judaism
5 Dating a Mishnah-Tractate: The Case of Tamid 97
6 The Creator and the Computer 114
7 Martin Buber and the No-Self Perspective 130
3 American Philosophical Reflections
8 Asa Mahan and the Oberlin Philosophy 155
9 Spires of Influence: The Importance of Emerson for Classical American Philosophy 181
10 Santayana and the Ideal of Reason 203
11 The Development of William James's Epistemological Realism 231
4 The Teacher as Moral Agent
12 The New Censors of Science 251
13 Equality and Excellence in the Democratic Ideal 273
14 Toward a Post-Enlightenment Doctrine of Human Rights 294
15 Schooling and the Search for a Usable Politics 317
Index 341
Notes on Contributors 352
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