The Naturalistic Theism Henry Nelson Wieman (1884-1975): The Creator of an American Process Theology

The Naturalistic Theism Henry Nelson Wieman (1884-1975): The Creator of an American Process Theology

By: Charles Mark Rich (author)Hardback

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This is the most complete study of the background and influence of Henry Nelson Wieman's interactions with his philosophical contemporaries. The aim of this study is to identify focal guiding ideas that shaped Henry Nelson Wieman's naturalistic theology. Wieman formed his own theology of creativity. In the mid-1930's Wieman advanced his theory of religious dedication in his definition of faith as absolute commitment, as he decisively rejected major tenets of Whitehead's metaphysics. In the 1940's he moved away from describing religious commitment as "absolute" to the characterization of faith as ultimate commitment, which became the theme of his final major work in 1958.

Contents

1. Defining the Greatest Good within a Naturalistic Value; 2. Defining the Greatest Good as Creative Process; 3. A Philosophy of Religion and a Metaphysics of Community; 4. Intellectual Alliances and Divergences; 5 Wieman's Divergence from Whitehead; 6. The Nature and Nurture of Religion; 7. Wieman and Dewey on Value and Religion; 8. The Absolute Commitment of Faith; 9. Affirming the Foundations of Naturalistic Process Theism.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773429246
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9780773429246
  • ISBN10: 0773429247

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