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TMST 8540 American Pragmatism and Theology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will introduce students to key figures in U.S. American Pragmatism (C.S. Peirce, Josiah Royce, William James, John Dewey) who were part of its golden age dating from the 1860s to 1920s. We will examine several of the most important contributions of these philosophers. Foundational to pragmatism is the association of mind with action, which enables it to serve as a powerful theoretical resource for liberation theologies and practical theologies. A growing number of theologians in these fields are discovering its contributions. We will conclude the course reading some theological works that make use of pragmatism. This course is suited for doctoral students and upper division masters level students.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Nancy Pineda-Madrid

Prerequisites: One year of theology courses at a graduate level

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Last Updated: 16-Feb-17